Elizabeth Farr specializes in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She has performed solo recitals on the organ, harpsichord, and pedal harpsichord to critical acclaim throughout the United States and Germany.
A Naxos artist, Elizabeth Farr is recognized as an interpreter of Baroque keyboard repertoire and has garnered awards and favorable reviews throughout the world for her recordings of Jacquet de La Guerre, D’Anglebert, Balbastre, Peter Philips, William Byrd, and JS Bach. She received the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik award twice, recording of the issue from The Absolute Sound (USA), and Supersonic award from Pizzicato music magazine (Luxembourg). Her recording of works of Peter Philips features the Italian harpsichord built by Jerome de Zentis in 1658. Farr’s CDs have appeared in review listings devoted to “definitive”, “essential”, “critics’ choice”, and “year’s best” recordings.
She holds BM and MM degrees in organ from Stetson University and The Juilliard School, and the DMA degree in harpsichord from the University of Michigan, having studied with Paul Jenkins, Vernon de Tar, and Edward Parmentier. Dr. Farr is Professor of Organ and Harpsichord, and Director of Historical Performance Studies at the University of Colorado.