Emily Sanzaro  – Tasmanian Harpist

About Emily

Emily is 34 years old and lives in Launceston, Tasmania with her husband Chris and two daughters, Annabelle & Lydia.  Emily has enjoyed learning music and performing from a young age, starting on the violin at age 5.   Emily completed undergraduate studies as an Occupational Therapist in Adelaide and has worked in various parts of Australia.  During her travels, Emily was a member of a number of folk music groups where she thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of improvisation on the violin.

Emily returned to Tasmania in 2007 and fulfilled a lifelong dream to play the harp.  Emily now plays Celtic lever harp and a Camac Prestige concert pedal harp.  Emily enjoys playing all genres of music on the harp including classical, traditional folk and jazz.  She has a particular love of improvisation and arranging contemporary music for the harp.  Although she loves playing the type of music you would expect from a harp, she also enjoys challenging the conventions and stereotypes of the ‘angelic harpist’.

Emily is the current President of the Harp Society of Tasmania and also works as a therapeutic harpist for people with a terminal illness.

 

‘I have been playing music all my life and it gives me great pleasure to share it!’