Hailed for her “expressive musicality and creativity” by The New York Times, Lisa Tannebaum has performed solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire at major venues and festivals throughout Europe and the United States.  Her unorthodox story of beginning formal lessons as an adult student of music has become an inspiration to those wanting to begin a passion at any age.  Although introduced to the harp at an early age, Ms. Tannebaum began her formal harp studies at the age of 24 after receiving her B.A. in Physics from Carleton College.  After moving to New York, she received her MFA in Harp Performance from The State University of New York at Purchase. While in New York, Lisa Tannebaum had a flourishing Suzuki studio, the first Suzuki harp studio in the Northeast.

Whether Ms. Tannebaum was touring in Europe with the Broadway show “42nd Street”, with “The Fantasticks” at the legendary New York Sullivan Street Theatre, or playing both on land and at sea on the Queen Elizabeth II Trans-Atlantic crossing, Ms. Tannebaum has enjoyed her diverse career. Ms. Tannebaum’s “superb talent” (D.J. Luksetich, The Star) has also been featured in solo, chamber and orchestral performances with notable conductors and composers such as Sergiu Comissiona, James DePreist, and John Corigliano.


Since her critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut under the auspices of Artists International, “…played with grace and a mastery of dynamic variation” (New York Concert Review), Ms. Tannebaum has performed another solo recital at Carnegie Hall, released her CD, “My Harp, My Heart” (2016), and soloed with the Stamford Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Tannebaum is the founder of “Music In The Woods”, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for students, and musical enrichment for the community.

Ms. Tannebaum plays on a Camac Atlantide and a Lyon and Healy 23 Gold.