ELAINE HUMPHREYS COOK
is principal harpist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and auxiliary 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 teaches at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Centre College in Danville and with the Lexington Talent Education Association.
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.
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.
Elaine Cook, harpist, has presented recitals in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, and California.
She has been awarded Community Arts Development Grants from the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council to present programs for underserved assisted living centers.
Elaine as been featured regularly at Spindletop Hall, The Lexington Club, Idle Hour Country Club, Campbell House, Joseph Beth Booksellers and many retirement living centers. She has played for events at the Galt House, The Seelbach Hotel, Marriott, Embassy Suites, Radisson, Hyatt, Castle Post, Bodley-Bullock House, Hunt Morgan House, Bell House, Palomar Centre, and many other venues in Central Kentucky.