Harpist, singer, and composer Liza Wallace will travel to Concepcion, Chile this month to perform in the Arpas Al Sur De Chile, an international harp festival in which she has been asked to represent the music of North America. The festival will take place during January 24th-26th and Wallace will play in the daily evening concerts. Funded by the IU Hutton Honors College and the United States Embassy at Santiago, Chile, Liza is honored to not only represent the United States but Indiana University as well.
Wallace is a senior studying Harp Performance and Jazz Studies at the IU Jacobs School of Music. As a composer and arranger, Liza draws from World, Jazz, Folk, and Classical styles. Specifically, her music is largely inspired by the rhythmically passionate music of Venezuela and the intricately melodic music of the Balkans in combination with western Jazz and Classical harmonic sensibilities. At this festival, she will perform her arrangements of classical American Jazz standards such as “S’Wonderful” by George Gershwin, and well-known American folk songs such as “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell. She will also play many of her compositions for both solo harp and harp and voice. Liza’s music can be found on her website (lizawallace.com), itunes, CDBaby, and youtube.