Harpist Godelieve Schrama has forged a wide-ranging and adventurous career as a professional musician. She is a performing musician, a teacher and an initiator of innovative music projects. In all these endeavours, she is driven by her conviction that music brings people closer together.
As a soloist, she collaborates with numerous renowned conductors and orchestras. She is also a core member of the ASKO|Schoenberg ensemble for contemporary music. Her commitment to keeping the harp tradition alive takes various forms. She has been, and continues to be, instrumental in the genesis of various commissioned works and initiates projects in which music and other arts disciplines converge. Schrama teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany, in addition to regularly giving masterclasses and adjudicating at international competitions.
In 1996, she was awarded the Dutch Music Prize – the highest distinction conferred on classical musicians in the Netherlands – for her work.