About Elaine Christy
Elaine Christy is winner of the American Harp
Society National Harp Competition and has twice won the Ruth Lorraine Close
Competition Award for advanced study. A Steinway Hall Soloist, Ms. Christy was
invited to perform at the World Harp Congress in Seattle/Tacoma, 1999 and
Geneva, Switzerland, 2002. She appeared with the Princeton University Chapel
Choir in the 250th Anniversary Documentary film entitled Princeton: Images of a
University, produced by Gerardo Puglia. Of her solo performance in York,
England, Musician Magazine said, ''American harpist Elaine
Christy.....enthralled the delegates.'' Her Holiday Concerts in the Basilica of
the Sacred Heart, Newark, New Jersey were met with standing ovations.
Ms. Christy is a founding member of the Venus Trio, winner of the 1992 Artists'
International Competition in New York City. The Trio has performed at Carnegie's
Weill Hall, the Riverside, St. Bartholomew, and Trinity Church concert series
and the MedArt International 1992 World Congress, all in New York City. They
have toured throughout the United States and premiered works by Justin Davidson
and Larry Axelrod.
Currently on the Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress, Ms. Christy has
also served as a national competition judge during the past eight years. She
received the Burton E. Adams Research Prize for scholarly research on the
chromatic harp and its technique, and the 1998 Distinguished Career Award from
William Penn College. Her publications have appeared in the American Harp
Journal and the World Harp Congress Review, and her music editions for solo harp
have been published by Lyon and Healy.
Elaine Christy holds a doctorate degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and
has been Professor of Harp at the University of Kansas and Kansas State
University. She is currently a Harp Instructor at Princeton University.