Elísabet Waage (IS)

Elísabet WaageBorn in Iceland, Elísabet Waage studied piano and harp at the Reykjavík College of Music. She obtained solo and teachers diplomas from The Royal Conservatory in the Hague in the Netherlands with Edward Witsenburg. Together with Dutch flutist Peter Verduyn Lunel, she was admitted to the program of Young Musician in Holland. They gave concerts for the foundation under the auspices of the late Yehudi Menuhin.

Elísabet has played regularly with chamber music ensembles such as the Caput ensemble and the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra in Iceland and with orchestras such as the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Noord Nederlands Orkest in Holland. She has been a soloist with Autunno in Holland, Århus Sinfonietta in Denmark, Avanti in Finland, the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, the Icelandic Orchestra, the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Amateur Symphony.

Elísabet plays chamber music with several duo-partners and her playing has been recorded for radio and television and several CDs. Among them are CDs with flutist Peter Verduyn Lunel (Arsis 1994), cellist Gunnari Kvaran (Sonet 2004) and violinist Laufey Sigurðardóttir called SERENA (2008). The latest one is Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Rutter’s Dancing Day with Graduale Nobili (Smekkleysa 2014). Twice Elísabet has accepted an invitation to perform during the World Harp Congress.