Alix Raspé Gray, professionally known as Alix Raspé, is an award-winning solo and orchestral harpist, chamber musician, educator and musical entrepreneur.
Ms. Raspé currently serves as Adjunct Harp Professor for Phillips Academy Andover, as an Associate Harpist for Columbus Symphony and as Principal Harpist of the Lima Symphony Orchestra. From 2017-2018, Ms. Raspé served as Associate Harpist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Ms. Raspé also currently teaches and coaches at the Chamber Music Connection (CMC) and Brookside Music School. While formerly a Boston resident, Ms. Raspé served as a faculty member of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Camp, Note-Worthy Experiences, and as the Harp Specialist at The Harp Connection.
Ms. Raspé has received numerous awards as a soloist including: the Annapolis Music Festival Maestro Award for Outstanding Soloist at the age of 13, the NYU Excellence in String Performance and Leadership Award, and the NYU Orchestral Excellence Award. In 2015, Ms. Raspé was the winner of the NYU String Competition. In 2016, Ms. Raspé was awarded First Runner-Up in the New England Conservatory’s Lower Strings Concerto Competition.
Ms. Raspé has attended such prestigious music festivals as: the Tanglewood Music Center (Harp Fellow), the Aspen Music Festival, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute (Harp Fellow), MusicAlp, Saratoga Harp Colony, Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and Interlochen.
Ms. Raspé graduated Pi Kappa Lambda from New England Conservatory with her Masters in Harp Performance where she studied with Jessica Zhou. Ms. Raspé received her Bachelor of Music from New York University with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies where she studied with Bridget Kibbey. Prior to attending NYU, Ms. Raspé attended the Juilliard Pre-College where she studied with June Han. Ms. Raspé currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Erik, and their miniature Australian Shepherds, Ollie and Indie.
You can hear Ms. Raspé with Roger Daltrey of The Who, on The Late Late Show with James Corden, on IHeartRadio, with artist MAX, on the soundtrack of RuPaul’s Drag Races (Season 5), and in the film Reservation Road.