Version 2Harpist Lily Press performs professionally in orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo recital venues, and for special events. She plays both the concert grand pedal harp and Celtic folk harp.

Lily Press has performed in a variety of venues, including Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Palais Corbelli in Vienna, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Sanders Theatre at Harvard.  As a chamber musician, Lily is a co-founder of Strange Interlude with cellist Simon Linn-Gerstein and was a member of the Latitude New Music Ensemble, a chamber orchestra based in Boston, MA. She also co-founded the SillyBird Contemporary Chamber Music Festival, which was created in 2012 with the goal of performing contemporary chamber music in relaxed and non-traditional settings. Lily has collaborated with a number of composers including consulting with Curt Cacioppo on his piece The Red Dove of Libya, premiering Paul Brust’s The Remembered Present with the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, performing the Viennese premiere of Max Wanderman’s Deutche Grammatik, and the premiere of Jared Hettrick’s Tales of Taliessen with the Latitude New Music Ensemble.

Lily received a B.A. in music from Haverford College where she graduated magna cum laude, presenting a lecture recital based on her thesis research of harp iconography and its influence on the instrument’s repertory and role in the world of classical music, and a Master of Music in Harp Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she studied with Franziska Huhn.

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