Boston Wedding Harpist Lizary Rodríguez is a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings Award and the Weddingwire Choice Award.
Lizary's third and fourth albums "Christmas Arpeggios" and "Harp with a Latin Soul" are currently nominated for the world's largest independent music awards, "JPF Music Award 2017" after 18 months of screening over 17,400 albums and 240,000 songs around the globe.
Chamber performer and soloist Lizary Rodríguez Ríos attended the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and studied with noted Puerto Rican harpist Maria Vidal. She earned both Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Arizona, where she studied with world renowned harpist Dr. Carrol McLaughlin. She subsequently finished two postgraduate degrees from Madrid's Royal Conservatory of Music, studying under the tutelage of celebrated harpist Dr. Maria Rosa Calvo-Manzano.
Dr. Rodríguez Ríos has performed internationally at numerous venues and festivals, including the prestigious Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. In addition to her career as a soloist, she has toured with the Grammy nominated international harp ensemble, Harp Fusion, performing in the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain and Russia. She has recorded three CDs with the group, featuring her as harpist and arranger. Among many exceptional honors, Rodríguez Ríos was the first harpist to receive the Centennial Achievement Award in the history of the University of Arizona.
Dr. Rodríguez Ríos has won prizes in competitions such as the President's Concerto Competition at the University of Arizona, the International Tournament of Musicians (TIM) in France, the Cita di Padova International Music Performance Competition in Italy, and the Notes at 9,000's Emerging Artist Series Competition in Colorado.
Read Lizary's recent interview with BostonVoyager
Executive Director of Concerts and Public Relations for the CU College of Music
Lizary Rodríguez Ríos is an elegant artist, with remarkable technique, impressive dynamic range and expressive lyricism.
Artistic Director Notes at 9,000: Emerging Artist Series
There is a sweetness and charm that permeates Lizary Rodríguez Ríos and her performances ... Wonderful storyteller and educator, a superb musician!
Music critic for the Tucson Citizen, Arizona
Lizary Rodríguez Ríos made Handel's Harp Concerto sparkle and dance. Its slow inner movement was deliciously rendered
Performing Arts Council, San Carlos, Mexico
Lizary Rodríguez Ríos brings heaven to earth. A delight for mind, heart and spirit.