before the concert is over, she will have the crowd gasping with the
sheer beauty of her voice. boston globe
For Elisabeth von Trapp, “ the
sounds of music “ are part of her earliest memories. Born and
raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of the
legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The
Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood,
Elisabeth has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to
Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and
singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the
internationally renowned Trapp Family Singers. She began taking
piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she
was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England
performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and
Building on her famed family’s passion for music, Elisabeth has
created her own artistic style, at once ethereal and earthy,
delicate and powerful. Listeners have likened her to Judy
Collins and Loreena McKennitt. Critics have called her voice
...“ hauntingly clear “ “ joyfully expressive “ and “ simply
Elisabeth’s concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway ...
Schubert to Sting. With equal ease and eloquence she sings
timeless wonders like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Favorite
Things and Edelweiss, Lieder by Mozart, Puccini's
O Mio Babbino Caro, soaring gospel tunes, pop classics like
A Whiter Shade of Pale and her own stunning compositions.
Her cathedral program includes sacred and secular music
extending from Gregorian chants, songs by 12th century mystic
Hildegard of Bingen, early American hymns, spirituals and psalms
set to her own compositions. She is accompanied by the elegant
arrangements of her guitar and acclaimed cellist and longtime
musical colleague, Erich Kory.
In the spring of 2001 Elisabeth was granted permission from
Robert Frost’s publisher, Henry Holt & Co., to sing parts of the
poet’s oeuvre. Poetic License, released in June 2004,
features the musical settings of poems by Frost and Shakespeare,
a Japanese haiku and interpretations of Over The Rainbow /
What A Wonderful World, Sting’s Fragile and
Schubert’s An Die Musik.
On her summer 2005 release, Love Never Ends / Sacred Sounds,
Elisabeth has collected, arranged and recorded some of her
favorite hymns, psalms and chants with influences from jazz and
gospel, contemporary and classical musical styles.
Elisabeth has released five self produced albums, and has
performed across the United States, Austria and Russia. Her
music has been featured on National Public Radio, BBC-Radio,
Japanese National Radio and CNN Spanish Radio. She has appeared
on CBS’s Eye on People, ABC’s Good Morning America and BBC-TV.
No one leaves an Elisabeth von Trapp performance unchanged ...
audiences of all ages are drawn by the promise of her famous
name ... awed by the beauty of her voice and musical
arrangements ... their hearts touched forever by the astonishing
sound of her unique new music.
ist dasein…” “To sing is to be…”
— Reiner Maria Rilke
Von Trapp Music
P.O. Box 827
Waitsfield, VT 05673