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Lisa Spurlock Gilmore


Classical 90.5′s live music program, Lunchtime Classics, is on summer hiatus. In the meantime, we’ll look back at some notable past performers.

Lisa Spurlock Gilmore, harpist, is a national award winner, soloist, and recording artist. Among other accomplishments, she was 1st place winner of the American Harp Society National Competition in the Grandjany Division.

Lisa began studying music on the piano and violin at age two. She received much of her early musical training from her parents who are both professional musicians and members of the Juilliard alumni. At age eight, she began studying harp under the instruction of Linda Wood Rollo. The following year, at age nine, Lisa received a full scholarship to study at the Summer Harp Masterclass at Indiana University with Distinguished Professor of Music, Susann McDonald. Lisa later enrolled in the Bachelor of Music program at Indiana University under McDonald's instruction.

Lisa performs for weddings, parties, and social events including the Kentucky Derby’s annual Derby Ball, and corporate parties for companies. She has made numerous concert appearances with the Louisville Chorus and performed with members of the Louisville Orchestra. Lisa founded the Louisville Harp Academy, one of the largest and most comprehensive harp studios in the region, offering lessons to students of all levels, beginner through advanced.

Enjoy this Lisa Spurlock Gilmore's rendition of Bach from a past Lunchtime Classics appearance: