Author Biography
Author Biography

Elizabeth Volpé Bligh has played with major Canadian orchestras since 1976, after studying with Judy Loman, Alice Chalifoux and Edna Phillips. She has been the Principal Harpist of the Vancouver BC Symphony in British Columbia since 1982, and has been a concerto soloist and performed in chamber groups and on movie soundtracks and recordings. Many of her students have won awards, and four have become members of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She has given many workshops and master classes, both in person and via video technology, in several locations. She is also a composer of harp music. Elizabeth is the Chair of the World Harp Congress Host Committee for their 2011 conference in Vancouver.


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