For over 35 years Elizabeth Panzer has been a professional harpist devoted to contemporary and avant-garde music. She has had the good fortune to work with some of the great icons of our time including John Cage and Eliot Carter, as well as leading voices of her own generation such as 2017 MacArthur Fellow Julia Wolfe.
In 1998, Elizabeth moved to the Hudson Valley. Her life in the country began with teaching and performing, and has grown to include hiking, gardening and making art. In 2012, she turned to the study of photography. Elizabeth's most recent work has embraced a scanner to capture images. Her work has been featured in shows throughout the United States.
If there is a common thread, it would be the deep identification she feels with delicate beauty combined with the need to express herself within the context of today. Finding a place for the sound of a harp in a world where we watch wars on TV is not unlike reinterpreting the beauty of a flower in a digital environment.