BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth is Principal Harpist with The Kantanti Ensemble. She also freelances with many orchestras: she has worked with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The English National Ballet , The RTE Concert Orchestra, New London Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Gala Orchestra, London Telefilmonic Orchestra, London Metropolitan Orchestra, Symphonia Academica, Glyndebourne Youth Opera and Southbank Sinfonia. In 2010-11, she was selected for the Foyle Future Firsts programme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Solo work includes numerous performances of major harp concerti, including Ginastera Harp Concerto, Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto, Mozetich El Dorado, Debussy Danses sacree et Profane and Ravel Introduction and Allegro with groups such as Kantanti Ensemble; Symphonia Academica; Berkeley Ensemble; Dulwich Symphony Orchestra; Oare String Orchestra; Barnet Symphony Orchestra; and St Johns Chamber Players for the Norden Farm Concert Series, Maidenhead.

In December 2012, she performed center stage at Glyndebourne the premier of Russell Hepplewhite’s song cycle It Was Born of The Stars for harp and children’s choir with the youth opera and in November 2013, Into The Harbour: Carry Me Home, an arrangement of Britten’s operas by Lee Reynolds for the Britten centenary. She has performed recitals as part of the 2011 New London Orchestra Young concert artists’ platform and also at St Martin in the Fields with Ronald Corp and Apsara, performing works for harp and voices, and harp solo. 

Elizabeth loves performing in chamber ensembles and in past performances has worked with a variety groups: she has worked with a flute, harp and cello trio with Opera North as part of their Yorkshire Sculpture Park chamber music series and has also performed several chamber music concerts as part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra apprentice scheme in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and 100 Club, including music for harp, marimba, trombone and viola.

She has performed for royalty on several occasions, most recently in the presence of His Royal Highness ,The Prince of Wales at Westminster and Chelsea Hospital in representation of The Concordia Foundation.

Recordings include Rick Wakeman, ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Live at Hampton Court’ (2009), Othon ‘Impermanence’ (2011) and ‘Japanese Folk Songs’ with Joji Hirota and the London Metropolitan Orchestra (2013).

Elizabeth enjoys teaching and outreach work: she is the harp teacher at Hill House International Prep School and Queens College, Harley Street and participates in many educational projects in schools and children’s concerts with The LPO Education department. She also plays in residential homes and hospitals, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Elizabeth studied for her Masters in Performance at Trinity College of Music, where she was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship, having previously graduated in music from Royal Holloway, University of London. At Trinity, she studied with Gabriella Dall’Olio and former teachers include Janice Beven and Karen Vaughan. She has also received tuition from Letizia Belmondo, Sylvain Blassel, Fabrice Pierre and Rachel Masters.