Godelieve Schrama graduated from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague at the age of twenty. As a recipient of a scholarship from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund and a nominee for the Dutch Music Prize, she was given the opportunity to continue her studies with Germaine Lorenzini, one of the most renowned harp teachers in the world. For four years, she had intensive private lessons each month with Lorenzini in Lyons, France.
‘Germaine Lorenzini was a master teacher of a calibre one seldom encounters. Her knowledge of the instrument and the repertoire is staggering. Twenty years later, I continue to draw on my experiences from that time. She truly opened my ears.’
Schrama was appointed professor of harp at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany in 2001 and is now passing on her own knowledge to new generations of harpists. In addition, she regularly gives masterclasses and adjudicates at international competitions.
‘There is a direct correlation between the way I teach and my studies with Lorenzini and her passion for music. It is very meaningful indeed to be able to guide students as they develop their talent. I find it highly enjoyable working for a time with so many young musicians making their way along the path towards musical independence.’