Recently awarded Associate Harpist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Alix Raspé is an award-winning classical harpist, chamber musician and musical entrepreneur. Ms. Raspé currently performs with the Portsmouth Symphony and as Principal Harpist with Symphony Nova. As Principal Harpist, Ms. Raspé has also performed with the Harvard Bach Society, LoftOpera, Park Avenue Symphony, Chelsea Symphony, and QUO.
Ms. Raspé has received numerous awards as a soloist including: the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award for Outstanding Soloist at the age of 13, the NYU Excellence in String Performance and Leadership Award, and the NYU Orchestral Excellence Award. In 2015, Ms. Raspé was also the winner of the NYU String Competition. In 2016, Ms. Raspé was awarded First Runner-Up in the NEC Lower Strings Concerto Competition.
As a musical innovator and performer, Ms. Raspé has been awarded two Individual Fellowships and an Ensemble Fellowship for NEC's Community Performances and Partnerships. With her contemporary flute/harp duo, kairos, Ms. Raspé was awarded two Entrepreneurial Musicianship grants from NEC. Recently, with kairos, Ms. Raspé co-founded and co-directed the Dorset Chamber Music Residency (DCMR) which had its inaugural summer last June 2017. DCMR is community-driven classical chamber music festival in which the musicians are in residence in the town of Dorset.
Ms. Raspé has performed in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Hall, Juilliard's Paul Hall, Morse Hall, NEC's Jordan Hall, and Symphony Space. Ms. Raspé has attendedsuch prestigious music festivals as: the Aspen Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, MusicAlp, Saratoga Harp Colony, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and Interlochen Arts Camp.
Ms. Raspé recently graduated Pi Kappa Lambda from New England Conservatory with her Masters in Harp Performance where she studied with Jessica Zhou. Ms. Raspé graduated from New York University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies where she studied with Bridget Kibbey. Prior to attending NYU, Ms. Raspé attended Juilliard Pre-College where she studied with June Han.
You can hear Ms. Raspé on The Late Late Show with James Corden, IHeartRadio, with artist MAX, WMNR Fine Arts Radio, the soundtrack of RuPaul's Drag Races (Season 5) and the film Reservation Road.