Elisabeth Remy Johnson
Artist-in-Residence in Harp
Elisabeth Remy, principal harpist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, joined the faculty at KSU in 2002. She grew up on Cape Cod, commuting to Boston for studies with Ann Hobson Pilot and spending summers in Camden, Maine, at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony for study with Alice Chalifoux.
A fellow in harp at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1994 and 1995, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1995, with a double major in music and French, and was immediately hired by the Atlanta Symphony.
Winner of first-place awards in the American Harp Society National Competition, Advanced Division (1993) and the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, Pre-professional Division, Harp (1992), Ms. Remy was a NFAA/ARTS recipient in 1990.
With the Atlanta Symphony she has performed concertos by Handel, Mozart and Ginastera. She recorded Britten's Ceremony of Carols with Robert Shaw and his Chamber Singers for the Telarc recording "A Robert Shaw Christmas: Angels on High". In 2001 she performed Malecki's "Concertino in an Old Style" at the American Harp Society Convention in Cincinnati, and was soloist with the Cape Symphony's "Pops in the Park." In 2002 she will perform the Ginastera Harp Concerto with both the Nashua Symphony and the Cape Symphony. Ms. Remy's first solo CD, Whirlwind, recorded on the ACA Digital Recording label, was released in December, 2000. The 2001-2002 season will include a performance of Pierne's Concertstuck for solo harp and orchestra with the Johnson City Orchestra in Tennessee.
Ms. Remy teaches harp, both privately and leads the harp program at Brown Middle School in Atlanta. Ms. Remy enjoys performing frequently in both solo and chamber music recitals.