Tjasha Gafner


Tjasha Gafner, born in Lausanne in November 1999 and native of Switzerland, discovered her passion for the harp at the age of seven. Since 2012, she is a student of Letizia Belmondo at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.

She received many 1st prizes at Swiss Music Contests and several international distinctions, such as the 2nd prize at the Concours Lily Laskine in Paris at the age of 11 and 1st prizes at the Felix Godefroid Competition in Belgium in 2012, the Concorso Suoni d’Arpa in Milan in 2014, the Concours Martine Géliot in Paris/Fontainebleau in 2016 and the Concours du Jura in 2017.

Tjasha has taken part in various Masterclasses and Festivals. She participated in the Focus on Youth concerts of the World Harp Congress in Sydney in 2014, as well as in Hong Kong in 2017. Tjasha regularly gives solo recitals in France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. She has diverse radio and television experiences, as recently in Génération Jeunes Interprètes of France Musique in March 2018 in Paris. Her first CD has been recorded in April 2018.

Since the age of 10, she has been invited to play as a soloist with orchestras, such as the Junge Symphoniker Basel, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Jeunes Virtuoses de New York, the Kammerorchester der Bayerischen Philharmonie, the Archi de Sono in Turin or the Academic Chamber Orchestra from Ukraine.