A truly eclectic album, Christmas Arpeggios incorporates many intriguing collaborations, which include a harp trio with violin and viola, a handbell choir, duos with guitar, viola and 'cuatro' (the national instrument of Puerto Rico), and the unique ensemble "HarpFusion;" the largest touring concert harp ensemble in the world, which Lizary was a member of for eight years.
Raúl Rodríguez, guitar and Puerto Rican cuatro
Handbell choir from “La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Caguas”, Vicknell Berríos López, Director
Members: Paola Torres, Aliés Muñoz Rodríguez, Andrés M. González, Silvia Martínez, Sofía Mojica, Pablo Peña, Joshua Vicente, Vicknell Marie Berríos, Lizt Gómez
The University of Arizona's HarpFusion, Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, Director
Luis Torres, bongos
Onofre Escobar, guiro
Described by reviewers as "an elegant artist" and a "delight for mind, heart and spirit", harpist Lizary Rodríguez has been a prizewinner in four international harp competitions in France, Italy and Spain. With degrees from the Music Conservatory in Puerto Rico, The University of Arizona and the Royal Conservatory in Madrid, Spain, she holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts.
Ms. Rodríguez released her debut album in 2006, entitled “Harp Voyage” and received favorable reviews from prestigious classical music magazines such as the “Classical Source” in London, “La Scena Musicale” in Québec and “Fanfare Magazine” in New Jersey. Her second album, "Harp Therapy" has also received great reviews from health and well-being magazines like the “New Age Journal”, the “New Age Music Magazine” and “Voice of the Angels Magazine”. She has recently released a new album, “Christmas Arpeggios”.