Elizabeth Hainen has won international acclaim as one of today’s foremost harpists. Hailed by the Washington Post for her “unusual presence with silky transparency,” she has charmed audiences as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America. She is the Solo Harpist for The Philadelphia Orchestra and serves on the faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music and Temple University.
She is the director and founder of the Saratoga Harp Colony and founded The Lyra Society, a nonprofit organization to promote new works for the harp and educate young musicians. Ms. Hainen has worked with some of the greatest conductors of the last century and has performed in concert halls throughout the world. Her latest recording was released on the AVIE label titled “Concertos for Harp & Orchestra”. She was a silver medalist in the First USA International Harp Competition and studied with Susann McDonald at Indiana University.