AHS Concert Artist 2011-2012
Elizabeth White Clark
The Silicon Valley Chapter of the AHS was excited to present the new AHS Concert Artist, Elizabeth White Clark, in concert September 29, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose. Elizabeth was the 2011 winner of the American Harp Society competition Young Professional division, which entitled her to serve as the AHS Concert Artist, receiving the opportunity and financial support to perform chapter recitals for a two-year term.
Elizabeth White Clark studies harp performance at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia under the direction of Elizabeth Hainen and Judy Loman. Previously, Elizabeth studied with ShruDeLi Ownbey in Salt Lake City for 13 years. Recent venues of performance include: Field Concert Hall, The Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Temple Square Concert Series. Achievements and honors include: First place in the American Harp Society (AHS) National Harp Competition Young Professional Division, "Concert Artist" for the AHS 2011-2013, Utah State Music Sterling Scholar Finalist, Winner in the National Lyon and Healy Scholarship Competition in 2009 and 2011, second place in the AHS Advanced Division in 2009, and first place in the AHS Intermediate II Division in 2007. Elizabeth soloed at the World Harp Congress in Dublin, Ireland in 2005, at the USA International Harp Competition in the “Stars of Tomorrow” concert in 2004, and with the Utah Symphony, in the Salute to Youth concert in 2004.
AHS Concert Artist, Elizabeth White Clark, presented a beautiful concert September 29 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose. Ms. Clark began the program with Spanish Dance No. 1 by Manuel de Falla. She then played two Scarlatti Sonatas, which had been transcribed from piano. Her technique in these fast and complicated pieces was flawless. She finished the first half of the concert with Impromptu by Gabriel Faure.
The second half of the concert began with Impromptu by Hugo Reinhold (arr. Elizabeth Hainen). She then played Le Jardin Mouille by Jaques de la Presle. Her final piece was Introduction, Cadenza and Rondo by Elias Parish Alvers. The audience was enchanted by the technical mastery and artistry this gifted harpist achieved with each musical selection. Her exciting encore was Bernard Andres’ Duke.
The concert was followed by a reception for chapter members and guests.