American harpists

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Elizabeth Smart

    Elizabeth Smart


    Elizabeth Ann Smart-Gilmour (born November 3, 1987) is an American activist and contributor for ABC News. She first gained national attention at the age of 14 when she was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and rescued nine months later. Smart is also a musician who has played harp on national television in the United States.

  2. Joanna Newsom

    Joanna Newsom


    Joanna Caroline Newsom (born January 18, 1982) is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter and actress.

  3. Harpo Marx

    Harpo Marx


    Arthur "Harpo" Marx (born Adolph Marx; November 23, 1888 – September 28, 1964) was an American comedian, film star, mime artist and musician, and the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. In contrast to the mainly verbal comedy of his brothers Groucho and Chico, Harpo's comic style was exclusively visual, being an example of both clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish blonde wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). He frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he played the harp in most of his films.

  4. Alex Borstein

    Alex Borstein


    Alexandrea "Alex" Borstein (born February 15, 1973) is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She is well known for her long-running role as Lois Griffin on the animated television series Family Guy, and as a cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv. A native of Deerfield, Illinois, Borstein is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where she studied rhetoric. She was trained in improvisational comedy at the ACME Comedy Theatre, near Hollywood, California, and was selected to join MADtv after being scouted by talent agents who noticed her work at the theatre. She was a writer and voice actor for several television shows, including Casper, Pinky and the Brain, and Power Rangers: Zeo, before joining the cast of MADtv as a featured player, and later as a repertory player in 1997.

  5. Erin Hill

    Erin Hill


    Erin Hill is a New York City harpist, singer, and actress.

  6. Susan Reed

    Susan Reed


  7. Lisa Lynne

    Lisa Lynne


    Lisa Lynne is a Celtic harpist, a composer and new-age recording artist residing in Los Angeles, California. She is a self-proclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has "spent the last eighteen years pursuing her passion for the Celtic harp." [1]

  8. Baby Dee

    Baby Dee


  9. Kim Robertson

    Kim Robertson


    Kim Robertson is a Celtic harp player. She was born in the U.S. state of Wisconsin and classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. Her work encompasses over 20 album projects, several volumes of harp arrangements, instructional videos, and an international itinerary of concerts and retreats. She has recorded on the Narada label and on Invincible Music for the Crimson Series of Gurmukhi meditation music in collaboration with vocalist Singh Kaur.

  10. Ina Zdorovetchi

    Ina Zdorovetchi


    Ina Zdorovetchi (born 1981) is a Moldovan-born American harpist. She is the winner of the Seventeenth International Harp Contest in Israel - the most prestigious international harp competition in the world - having received the highest awarded prize (II), the special prize for the best performance of Chamber Music and the special prize for the best interpretation of the new music piece by Yitzhak Yedid. In June of 2009 she was granted USA permanent residency under the E-11 category as an Alien with Extraordinary Ability in the Arts and became an American citizen in February of 2015.

  11. Dee Carstensen

    Dee Carstensen


    Dee Carstensen (born February 18, 1956 in Maryland) is a New York City-based Pop/alternative harpist, singer and songwriter.

  12. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell


    Robert Maxwell (April 19, 1921 – February 7, 2012) was a harpist and songwriter, who wrote the music for two well-known songs: "Ebb Tide" and "Shangri-La (originally a composition entitled "Fantasy for Harp").

  13. Camille Diebold

    Camille Diebold


    Camille and Kennerly Kitt are American identical twin actresses and electric/acoustic harpists, who compose, arrange, and perform as The Harp Twins. The Kitt sisters have released over 50 singles online, as well as three physical cover albums. As actresses, the Harp Twins have appeared in several films.

  14. Diana L Paxson

    Diana L Paxson


    Diana L. Paxson (born 1943) is an author, primarily in the fields of Paganism and Heathenism. Her published works include fantasy and historical fiction novels, as well as numerous short stories. More recently she has also published books about Pagan and Heathen religions and practices.

  15. Lloyd Lindroth

    Lloyd Lindroth


    Lloyd Lindroth (June 6, 1931 - June 9, 1994) was an American harpist who was nicknamed "The Liberace of the Harp". He had played for millions of people at the time of his death. A Seattle native, Lindroth began playing at age 14. In 1983, he moved to Nashville, where he would stay until his death, after a bout with pneumonia. He played many shows in Las Vegas, where he was buried.

  16. Susann McDonald

    Susann McDonald


    Susann McDonald (born 26 May 1935) is an American-born classical harpist. In addition to a successful performing career, she has made a number of recordings and held significant academic and organizational posts.

  17. Lucile Lawrence

    Lucile Lawrence


    Lucile Lawrence (February 7, 1907 in New Orleans – July 8, 2004 at Englewood Hospital) was an American harpist. At the end of her life, she was actively teaching as a faculty member of Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music as well as teaching privately.

  18. Cheryl Ann Fulton

    Cheryl Ann Fulton


    Cheryl Ann Fulton is an American harpist. Fulton performs, records, teaches, and researches the harp. She is performer of historical harps, and one of the few harpists to play triple harp, medieval harp, and lever harps.

  19. Jessica Suchy-Pilalis

    Jessica Suchy-Pilalis


    Jessica R. Suchy-Pilalis (born 1954) is an American harpist, Byzantine singer, composer and music educator.

  20. Therese Schroeder-Sheker

    Therese Schroeder-Sheker


    Therese Schroeder-Sheker is a musician, educator, clinician, and academic dean of the School of Music-Thanatology, which was housed at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana from 1992 to 2002.

  21. Sylvia Woods (harpist)

    Sylvia Woods (harpist)


    Sylvia Woods (May 23, 1951 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee) is an American harpist and composer perhaps best known for her role in the worldwide renaissance of the Celtic harp, or cláirseach. Woods began selling and writing music for Celtic harps in the 1970s, when the instrument was not widely known in the United States, contributing to a groundswell of interest in the Celtic harp and music. Woods was named one of the “most influential harp forces of the twentieth century” by HarpColumn magazine.

  22. Deanna Loveland

    Deanna Loveland


    Deanna Marie Loveland (born April 5, 1989) is an American recording artist, harpist, pianist and fashion designer. She began her career performing the harp at private functions, weddings and celebrity events for Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife, Linda. Consequently, she began songwriting and in 2005 her original song, "Shine" was 1st Runner-Up out of 12,000 entries in USA Weekend Magazine's national songwriting competition judged by Simon Cowell and Fantasia Barrino. In March 2007 Loveland released her solo harp album, "Moments". A month later she signed with a talent agency, appearing in music videos and commercials for companies including Toyota and Target and films including "A Pure Country Gift II" and "Country Strong".

  23. Corky Hale

    Corky Hale


    Corky Hale (born Merrilyn Hecht in Freeport, Illinois on July 3, 1936) has been a working jazz musician since the late 1950s. As an in-demand session player, she has traveled across the United States and throughout Europe, playing harp, piano and flute, and singing. In addition to her musical resume, Hale has been a theater producer, political activist, a restaurateur and even the owner of a once-famous Los Angeles women's clothing store, "Corky Hale."

  24. Deborah Henson-Conant

    Deborah Henson-Conant


    Deborah Henson-Conant (born November 11, 1953 in Stockton, California) is an American harpist and composer. Nicknamed "the Hip Harpist", she is known for her flamboyant stage presence and her innovation with electric harps.

  25. Corina Brouder

    Corina Brouder


    Corina Brouder was born in The Bronx, New York City. As a child, her sister, Christina, spent some time in hospital after a hit and run incident, and Corina and her other siblings started entertaining her recovering sister and the other children in the ward. Eventually the family found themselves in demand to perform at similar venues, and, calling themselves The Spirits of Gilbride, began performing professionally. The group consists of Corina, Christina, Cornelia, Neil and Mary Catherine. Corina and Cornelia do most of the singing and between them the band play keyboards, violin, harp, guitar, drums, tin whistle, bagpipes and accordion. They have performed at the White House, Radio City Music Hall, Disney World, the Trump Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Lincoln Center, Rideau Hall, Yankee Stadium and at concerts and festivals in other parts of the United States, as well as in Ireland and many parts of Europe. The group released an album, two videos and singles for Universal Music, and sang the title track on the European version of The Little Vampire (2000) soundtrack album.

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