Raquel Lebrón Resume

      Raquel Lebrón (Paraguayan Harp)

RAQUEL LEBRON has performed in Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Canada, Europe and South Africa. During the last years she has been performing as entertainer at 5-Star Hotels in Asia (Singapore, Japan and South Korea) and Middle East (Doha/Qatar).

The networks RED GLOBO and RED BANDEIRANTES of the Brazilian television also introduced her during her stay in Brazil.

She was invited by the ARD DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN (German National Television) for the documentary film Harfen aus Paraguay" (Harps from Paraguay). She recorded at the facilities of the Deutsche Welle (The Voice of Germany) in Cologne, where she also gave lectures on the characteristics and possibilities of the Paraguayan harp.

In Germany, she was distinguished by INTER NATIONES Magazine as Musical Ambassador of Paraguay during a concert tour in that country, performing also at the Opera Theater of Wiesbaden, among others.

In 1991, at the International Music Contest Eisteddfod in South Africa, she was awarded the First Prize for Paraguay in Traditional Folk Music and the Golden Medal in Artistic Folk Music competing among more than 38 countries from all over the world. In South Africa she also performed in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Roodepoort.

Raquel Lebrón represented Paraguay at the 1998 Lisbon Expo, where she also played at the Foz Palace, one of the most important cultural centers of Portugal, with the attendance of members of the Bragança Royal Family and other personalities.


In May 2002 she performed at the "Golden Saloon" of the COLON Theater of Buenos Aires/Argentine, being this the first Paraguayan harp concert at said theater.

She has received several national and international awards during her career.

Raquel Lebrón is also a Sworn Translator with License Nr. 193 of the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay (Diploma issued by the Ministry of Education of Paraguay). She is fluent in Spanish, German, English and Portuguese.

Awards, prizes and diplomas of recognition:

- Diploma of recognition for her participation at the IV ROCHAS Harp Festival (1990).
- First Prize in Traditional Folk at the International Eisteddfod Festival in South Africa (1991).
- Golden Mention in Artistic Folk at the International Eisteddfod Festival in South Africa (1991).
- Third Prize as Paraguayan Folk Trio at the International Eisteddfod Festival in South Africa (1991).
- Musical Ambassador of Paraguay, awarded by the Magazine Inter-Nationes in Germany (1992).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation at the VI ROCHAS Harp Festival (1993).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation at the opening of the First Paraguayan-Brazilian Cultural Center Augusto Roa Bastos, awarded by the Paraguayan Government (2000).
- Diploma of recognition, awarded by the Artists Association Amigos del Arte del Paraguay (2002).
- Diploma of recognition for her harp concert at the Golden Saloon of the COLON Theater, awarded by the Embassy of Paraguay in Buenos Aires/Argentina (2002).
- Illustrious Visitor, awarded by the Regional Government of Corrientes/Argentina (2003)
- Diploma of recognition for her outstanding labor and divulgation of the Paraguayan music all over the world, awarded by the City Hall of Asuncion (2004).
- Diploma of recognition for her dedication, awarded by the FOLKLORAMA Committee in
Winnipeg/Canada (2004).
- Diploma of Honor, awarded by the City of Cologne/Germany (2005).
- Illustrious Personality, awarded by the Mall of Fame Membership Commission (2006).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation at the II International Harp Festival, awarded by the Harp Office (2008).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation at the III International Harp Festival, awarded by the Harp Office (2009).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation at IV International Harp Festival, awarded by the Harp Office (2010).
- Award to Paraguayan Outstanding Women, granted by the Women Federation for World Peace
(2010).
- Diploma of recognition for her participation as special guest at the Artistic Festival in commemoration of the Paraguayan Bicentenary, carried out in Argentina, awarded by the
Consulate of Paraguay in Posadas/Argentina (2011).
- Diploma of recognition for her outstanding labor and participation at V International Harp Festival, with an ensemble of Argentinian musicians, awarded by the Department of Culture (2011).
-Diploma of recognition for the promotion of the Paraguayan Harp all over the world, awarded by the Department of Culture of the Paraguayan Government.(2011)

She has recorded the following CDs:
Melodías en Arpa
Música Paraguaya en Solo de Arpa
Música Internacional con Gran Orquesta
Polcas Paraguayas en Solo de Arpa
Cascada
Lo Mejor de Raquel Lebrón
Paraguay en Arpa

Updated:  February 22, 2018

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