Maryjane Mayhew Barton Chair in Harp Studies
Elizabeth Hainen, principal harp of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has won international acclaim performing as a recitalist and concerto soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. In addition to numerous concerto appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, her solo engagements have included the New World Symphony; Chicago Civic Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia; Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra; Camerata Ducale (Italy); Mexico State Symphony; and Vienna Boys Choir. She has collaborated with such eminent conductors and musicians as Charles Dutoit, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the Juilliard String Quartet; and has appeared in numerous recitals at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Hainen can be heard on her debut recording of 19th-century romantic solo works on the Naxos label and on a series of recordings by Lyon & Healy's Egan label. As the founding director of the Lyra Society, an organization to promote new works for the harp and educate young harpists, she has provided educational outreach to hundreds of school children in urban Philadelphia.
Ms. Hainen teaches at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2005.
Debussy/Salzedo: La Cathédrale engloutie
In recital with the Curtis harp studio, April 17, 2011