Lisa Craig Fenwick

Harpist of the Finger Lakes

Based in Ithaca, serving Finger Lakes, Central New York, and the Southern Tier


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Solo Harp Performances  have included recitals for Cortland Music Festival,  Willard Chapel, Tioga County Council on the Arts Always on Sunday Concert Series, Tully Library, Hornell Library, Canisteo Library, Howard Library, Ithaca Music Club, and duo performances with Melissa Collins on WSKG's Television Sounds of the Season as well as a lobby performance and a recent lunchtime concert at Somerset Harp Festival in New Jersey and the Tioga County Historical Society.

Lisa has performed extensively at weddings and private parties throughout the Southern Tier and Fingerlakes area, Hospice of Ithaca, Ithaca Festival, First Friday in Binghamton and in Cortland, Always on Sunday Concert Series for Tioga County Council on the Arts with Harps on the Susquehanna, Johnson Art Museum, Cornell's Lab of Ornithology, Paleontological Research Institute,  Professor Emeritus Dinner at Cornell for numerous years, Benefit Performance at Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca, a St. Patrick's Day benefit event for the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra,  Beginning in the Middle Harp Conference in Virginia, Lifelong Senior Group in Ithaca, Kendal of Ithaca numerous times, Bridges, Woodbrook, Walden Place, Alterra House and many other nursing homes and festivals throughout the Fingerlakes.

Lisa has played at countless private functions at Statler Hotel, Fountainbleu, Aurora Inn, John and Elizabeth Inn, Harbor Hotel, Garrett Memorial Chapel, La Tourelle, Mirbeau, Wagner Winery, Sage Chapel,  Lawrence Chapel, Glenora Winery and Benn Conger Inn, as well as many other churches, wineries, hotels and wedding venues.  She has performed at the Winter Spiral Celebration at Waldorf School, Blue Frog Coffee House, Lansing Arts Festival several times, Triphammer Mall Craft Fair, as well as for Binghamton Madrigal Choir with Enchantment. Lisa has also attended HarpArts Harp Retreat  in Georgia  for 6 years and numerous other workshops each year.  Lisa has performed at these workshops.  She has performed as a soloist for 2 years on the opening night concert of Beginning in the Middle Harp Retreat held in Virginia and one year as part of the Alumni Ensemble, and this year played as part of HarpArts Ensemble. Lisa has been a participant in the Elyrica Chamber Music Program in Connecticut.

When not playing harp, Lisa teaches flute, piano and harp to all ages. In addition to her regular flute studio she is also a KinderFlute teacher.

She has also completed the classes in Music Healing and Transition Program (MHTP), which  trains musicians to learn to play appropriate music in hospitals and at bedside for patients in pain.

Lisa holds a degree in music performance in flute from Boston University's School for the Arts. Originally trained as a flutist, Lisa has served as an adjunct professor of music at SUNY Cortland and was on the faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca for over 20 years.

Lisa was originally drawn to the harp when playing in a flute and harp duo. She plays both pedal and lever harp.  Lisa has played with the harp ensemble Harps on the Susquehanna in the Binghamton area and sometimes with other larger ensembles. In addition to playing with Melissa Collins in Enchantment she sometime performs with a cellist and a violinist. 


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Lisa Craig Fenwick, Harpist WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Winner 2017


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