I am a principal harpist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and second harpist with the Louisville Orchestra. She has played with the Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony, Berkeley Orchestra, and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. As acting principal harp with the Louisville Orchestra for three years, she performed at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center. Ms. Cook appears on the Pro Organo label with the Christ Church Girls Choir in Dancing Day by John Rutter and A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ms. Cook teaches at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and at Bellarmine University in Louisville.
Her family has made its way in music for generations: composers, music critics, symphony members of orchestras in Louisville, Detroit and Cincinnati. Her great-grandfather was principal cellist in a Vienna based orchestra directed by Edward Strauss.
In a Harp & Baritone Duo with her husband, Elaine and Dan Cook have presented recitals in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. They have been awarded Community Arts Development Grants from the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council to present programs of "Light Classical and Sentimental Songs".
Elaine has been featured regularly at The Lexington Club, Spindletop Hall, Idle Hour Country Club and Joseph Beth Booksellers. She has played for weddings at the Marriott, Bodley-Bullock House, Hunt Morgan House, Bell House, Palomar Centre and many churches in Central Kentucky.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for my services!