The harpist and conductor Fabrice Pierre was a pupil of Pierre Jamet for the harp and Paul Ethuin and Franco Ferrara for orchestral conducting. In 1980 Pierre Boulez offered him the position of assistant conductor at the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and in 1984 he was unanimously awarded the first prize at the Marie-Antoinette Cazala International Harp Competition at Gargilesse (France). During the same year, he was appointed harp professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, where he has also, since 1997, been musical director of l’Atelier du XXème Siècle.
Fabrice Pierre pursues an international career as harpist and conductor, giving concerts and masterclasses at major festivals, including those of Kuhmo, Gubbio, Prades, Kitakyushu, Musicades of Lyon, Music Today in Tokyo, and promoting new works by contemporary composers. As a chamber musician he plays regularly with his friends Patrick Gallois, Pierre-Henri Xuereb, Annick Roussin and Shauna Rolston and he has recorded works by Caplet, Debussy, Doppler, Fauré, Louvier, Mozart, Ravel and Takemitsu for 3D, Calliope, DGG, EMI, Forlane and Naxos.