Elizabeth McNulty is Principal Harpist of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
She also freelances with other ensembles, such as The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The English National Ballet , The RTE Concert Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Northern Ballet, New London Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Metropolitan Orchestra, Symphonia Academica, and Southbank Sinfonia. In 2010-11, she was selected for the Foyle Future Firsts programme with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and previous orchestral training included YMSO and KCYO.
She has made 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 the Norden Farm Concert Series, Maidenhead. She has also performed Handel's Harp Concerto (mvt 1) with members of RLPO as part of the under 5's concert series.
In December 2012, she performed centre 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.
Elizabeth is a Concordia Artist and has performed many recitals in London as part of their concert scheme. She was also selected for the 2011 New London Orchestra Young concert artists’ platform. Solo recitals and concerts include St James's Piccadilly, St Brides Fleet St, St Martin's in the Field, The Foundling Museum, The Benjamin Franklin Museum, Charlton House, St Alfege's Greenwich and Blackheath Concert Halls.
Elizabeth is a keen chamber musician and in past performances has worked with a variety groups: she has worked with a flute, harp and cello trio with Opera North for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park chamber music series and performed several chamber music concerts for the LPO Future Firsts scheme, in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and 100 Club, including music for harp, marimba, trombone and viola. She is currently working with a flute, viola and harp trio, having recently performed at the London Arts Club.
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.
Aside from RLPO recordings, she features on albums such as 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 has been the harp teacher at both Hill House International Prep School and Queens College, Harley Street, for many years, and has also taught at Sevenoaks School and St Dunstan's, Forest Hill. She has participated in many education projects with The LPO Education department and 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, London, where she was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship, having previously graduated with a Bachelor of 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.