Elizabeth Bass enjoys a varied life as a professional harpist working as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral and ensemble player and recording artist across the U.K. and beyond. Elizabeth has won both national and international prizes – most notably, becoming the first British person to reach the final of the USA International Harp Competition, 2016, winning the Silver Medal – and enjoys performing for major music festivals and societies across the U.K. Other international and national awards include first prize in the 2014 Camac Harp Competition, an International Lyon&Healy Award in 2013, and the Skaila Kanga Harp Prize and Lady Theodore Holland Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.
Elizabeth freelances as an orchestral and ensemble player throughout the UK and Europe and has performed with, among others, the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and for recording sessions at Abbey Road, Air, Angel and RAK Studios. She has performed at venues including Vienna’s Musikverein, New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and has performed for radio and live television broadcasts. Elizabeth has a keen interest in Contemporary music and has also worked with dedicated contemporary ensembles including the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Lontano. As a soloist and chamber musician she regularly takes bookings with major Festivals across the U.K, as well as her work as a Live Music Now and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust artist.