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Elizabeth Farr

 Elizabeth Farr

The founder of Farr Horizons, Elizabeth Farr, is well known throughout East Tennessee as a violinist, harpist and teacher.  She serves as Music Director at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Farragut, where she has conducted such works as John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” and “Requiem” as well as Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity”. She began her career as a soprano with the Gregg Smith Singers in New York.   Drawn back to her native Tennessee, by 1995 she won the Knoxville Arts Council’s “Artist of the Year” Award.  For several years, she entertained nightly as a harpist at the Knoxville Hilton Hotel and also Fairbanks Roasting Room Restaurant.  Area concertgoers will also recognize her as a violinist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the violinist and harpist for KEMP, (Knoxville Early Music Project).  Liz holds music degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the University of Tennessee, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Austria..  A native of Knoxville, she has performed with the University of Tennessee Symphony, Oak Ridge Symphony, Kingsport Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony and Opera Orchestra, and the Clarence Brown Theater pit orchestra.  She and her husband John have a daughter Bonnie, who is an oboist.  Besides teaching in her home studio, Elizabeth enjoys reading, photography, and gardening.