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Marisa Robles (1937-)

Marisa Robles (born April 5, 1937) is one of the world's best-known harpists.

She was born in Spain, where she studied the harp with Luisa Menarguez, and studied music at the Madrid Conservatory, graduating at the age of sixteen in 1953. She made her concert debut at seventeen, performing with flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal. The concerto for flute and harp by Mozart which they performed together was to become the piece for which she is best known. She has recorded and performed it with James Galway and with her husband Christopher Hyde-Smith, among others. In 1958, she married and in 1960, she came to live permanently in the UK. In 1971, she became a teacher at the Royal College of Music.

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