PAULINE HAAS was born in 1992 in Strasbourg, France, and now shares her time between her birthplace and Paris. Attracted at an early age by the performing arts, she initially hesitated between the clavichord, the ondes Martenot, the cymbalom and the harp, before settling on the latter. At eight years of age, she entered the Strasbourg Conservatory, where, in addition to studying her instrument of choice, she received a well rounded musical education in analysis, improvisation, chamber music, etc.
At the age of 13, she was awarded the First Prize in the Concours International Lily Laskine Junior, as well as the Prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work (Aubade by Nicolas Bacri). She remains to this day the only French harpist to have won this competition. On the same year, she gave her first concert as a soloist with orchestra, conducting herself. In 2006 she received the Third Prize at the Competition International de Lille. She has also been singled out for distinctions by organizations such as the Union Française des Artistes Musiciens, the Fondation Emily Porter, the Académie des Marches de l’Est, the Fondation Alsace, etc. She is endorsed by Fondation Safran pour la Musique.
In March 2007, Pauline was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, in harp and chamber music. She finished her studies by obtaining, with a year’s advance, her Master 2 (mention très bien, the equivalent of the former Premier Prix du Conservatoire de Paris).
In 2012, she was named as one of the three Révélation Soliste Instrumental at Victoires de la Musique Classique (equivalent of classical Grammy Awards on the French National Television).