5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

This perfromance will also feature Claudia Erland on the Japanese koto and the world premiere of a Strathmore commissioned work by Neill on harp and koto.

Lily Neill, Harp:
Lily Neill is a rising star in the world of traditional harp playing. Her music is described as timeless and magical, ranging in emotion from haunting to sparkling. By successfully melding her own compositions with traditional tunes from Scottish and Irish repertoire, she has created a style and sound that is unique and melodious.

Ms. Neill was recently awarded the 2006 Livie award out of Ireland as the Female New Artist of the Year. "Part student, part culture seeker, and part sage, within her diminutive frame, Lily Neill packs one hell of a compositional and interpreative gift. She has integrity, a steady interperative hand for traditional themes, and an inquisitive attitude towards contemporary styles, idioms, and their application." Irish Music Magazine.

Official Website: http://www.strathmore.org/

Added by Smiley on January 30, 2007