Liliana Garlisi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. She has been performing professionally as a harpist since 2009. At age 13, she became a harpist for the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and performed at Severance Hall. Ms. Garlisi was also a harpist for the Kent State University Orchestra and the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra, with which she performed on tour at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Ms. Garlisi has performed at several other notable venues in Florida and Ohio, including Artis—Naples, the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel, the Cleveland Ritz Carlton, the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, and the Willoughby Lexus Center. Her repertoire is diverse in genre, including classical, popular, film, hymn, rock, oldies, and folk music.
A well-rounded musician, Ms. Garlisi is also an accomplished pianist. She has won many piano competitions and has performed as a piano concerto soloist with three different orchestras. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Preparatory Department, where she studied piano, music theory, and chamber music, and received the Outstanding Theory Award. Ms. Garlisi has also studied flute and violin. She currently teaches piano and harp lessons at the Willoughby Fine Arts Association and Fairmount Center for the Arts.