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Alix Raspé Gray, professionally known as Alix Raspé, is an award-winning classical harpist, chamber musician, music educator and musical entrepreneur. Ms. Raspé currently serves as an Associate Harpist for Columbus Symphony. Ms. Raspé has performed with New World Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the NY Pops, the Symphony of New Hampshire, Symphoria, Portsmouth Symphony and more. While maintaining her own thriving teaching studio, Ms. Raspé also coaches harp and chamber music for Chamber Music Connection (CMC) and also serves as their Marketing Director. Ms. Raspé was formerly on the faculty of Note-Worthy Experiences from 2018-2019 as their harp teacher, as well as the Harp Specialist at The Harp Connection. Last summer, Ms. Raspé was a Harp Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. This summer Ms. Raspé returned to Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Summer camp as a Harp Coach and Harp Teacher.

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 Principal Harpist, Ms. Raspé has also performed with the Harvard Bach Society, LoftOpera, Park Avenue Symphony, Chelsea Symphony, and QUO.

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 attended such prestigious music festivals as: the Tanglewood Music Center, 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.

As a musical innovator and performer, In 2018, Ms. Raspé served as Development Director of Caroga Arts Collective. While at NEC, Ms. Raspé was awarded two Individual Fellowships and an Ensemble Fellowship for NEC’s Community Performances and Partnerships as well as two Entrepreneurial Musicianship grants from NEC. In 2017, Ms. Raspé co-founded and co-directed the Dorset Chamber Music Residency (DCMR), a community-driven classical chamber music festival, which had its inaugural summer June 2017.

Ms. Raspé graduated Pi Kappa Lambda from New England Conservatory with her Masters in Harp Performance where she studied with Jessica Zhou. Ms. Raspé received her Bachelor of Music from New York University with 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. Ms. Raspé currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Erik, and their miniature Australian Shepherd, Ollie.

You can hear Ms. Raspé with Roger Daltrey of The Who, The Late Late Show with James Corden, IHeartRadio, with artist MAX, the soundtrack of RuPaul’s Drag Races (Season 5), the film Reservation Road and WMNR Fine Arts Radio.