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Harpist Elizabeth Bawel has been called a “rising star” in the music world. Originally from Clearwater, Florida, Elizabeth currently performs in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. Currently, she is earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree while studying with world-renowned harpist Gillian Benet Sella at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. She is a recent graduate from Temple University’s Master of Music program under the tutelage of Elizabeth Hainen, and the University of Toronto’s Bachelor of Music program under Judy Loman. Elizabeth has occasionally served as principal harp for the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and previous with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. She can frequently be heard in solo recital, as well as classical and new music concerts, and is in increasing demand as a musician for weddings and private functions.
Elizabeth has recently participated in the Aspen Summer Music Festival, and previously with the Eastern Music Festival, The Saratoga Harp Colony, the New York Summer Music Festival, and the Florida Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra. Her competition highlights include the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition, with whom she performed Handel’s Concerto in B-Flat, and the Walker’s Rising Stars Competition where she performed Salzedo’s Whirlwind on state television. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy where she studied with Joan Raeburn Holland.
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