Alina Traine (b. 1990) is an Argentinean harpist currently based in Paris. Passionate about contemporary music, she is a member of several ensembles focused on this repertoire (Ensemble Écoute, AWKAS Ensemble, Zone experimentale).
As an orchestral musician, she took part of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival (DE), the Lucerne Festival Academy (CH), Orquesta Juvenil para el Bicentenario (ARG) the Ensemble Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (FR) and has played in the major orchestras of her country (Sinfónica Nacional, Estable del Teatro Colón, Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Estable del Teatro Argentino, Sinfónica de Salta y Sinfónica Provincial de Rosario). She performed several concertos and solo pieces with orchestra and primiered Alex Nante’s « Música Nocturna » for solo harp and 9 instruments; that was composed specially for her as a commission from the Ciclo de Música Contemporánea del Teatro San Martín.
She currently studies as a Specialised Master in Contemporary Music at the Musik-Akademie Basel (CH), and previously worked with Aurélie Saraf, Christine Icart, Oscar Rodriguez do Campo and Lucrecia Jancsa. She holds a degree with the distinction Summa cum laude in harp at the Universidad Nacional de Artes (ARG) and obtained the «Prix de Virtuosité» and «Prix d’Excellence à l’unanimité» at the Conservatoire de Rueil Malmaison (FR). Alina is the winner of several harp competitions; First prize “María Esther Moro” by unanimous decision of the jury and Prize for the best interpretation of an Astor Piazzolla piece in the1er Concurso Iberoamericano de Arpa . She was also rewarded with the First prize (under 21) and the revelation prize of the 2do Concurso de Arpistas Latinoamericanos and had scholarships by “Fundación Teatro Colón”, Mozarteum argentino and Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
She teaches at the Conservatoire de Chennevières sur Marne (FR) and works for the NGO Pop’harpe (educational and social project around cardboard harps).