Houston-based harpist Lily Primus is the 2021 winner of the Mildred Milligan Scholarship Competition, and attended the Round Top Festival in Texas in 2022. She most recently has been a finalist in the Lyon and Healy Awards (2022) and received Honorable Mention in the Houston Tuesday Musical Club Ruth Burr Instrumental Competition (2022). She is a three-time prize winner of the American Harp Society National Competition (2015, 2017, and 2019) and 2020 winner of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Concerto Competition.
A rising classical music talent, Ms. Primus has attended the prestigious Young Artists Harp Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, along with the Young Artist’s Harp Seminar, as inaugural recipient of the Siochi Scholarship. Lily has been a frequent performer with the Colorado Chamber Players and has also performed for Colorado Public Radio. She has served as principal harp for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, the Colorado All-State Orchestra and Western States Honor Orchestra, and the Shepherd School of Music Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. “She already demonstrates a mature sense of artistry,” says music critic Betsy Schwarm of TheScen3.
Currently Lily attends the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studies with esteemed harpist Paula Page.