Barbara Biggers has been described by reviewers as one who “plays with beauty and nuance” and “creates a luminous sound”. She lives in Dallas, Texas and is currently acting principal harp of the Dallas Opera. She also regularly plays with the Dallas Symphony and the Fort Worth Symphony as well as many other free lance concerts in the area. Ms Biggers also maintains a large private teaching studio.
Previously she was an active freelancer in the New York area. Ms. Biggers performed regularly with the New Jersey Symphony, and was principal harp with the Westfield Symphony. She also worked with the New Jersey Opera Theater, Princeton Symphony, New York City Opera as well as many other symphonic groups in the New York area. In addition, she has performed for the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. As soloist, she has appeared with the Lake Placid Symphonietta, Marble Collegiate Concert Series, Monmouth Symphony, Newtown Chamber Symphony, and American Harp Society and has performed at Merkin Concert Hall in recital. Her multi-faceted career has included performing with headliners as diverse as Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jean-Pierre Rampal, The Irish Tenors, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis and many more. She has performed on The Today Show and also has done a national television commercial.
Ms. Biggers was principal harp with the hit Broadway musicals Follies, Ragtime and Nine. Her other Broadway credits include Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast, The Pirate Queen, Wicked, The Light in the Piazza, 42nd Street, Hello,Dolly and Carousel.
Her recordings include a solo cd, Nocturne, Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with the American Boy Choir and Fantasy Sonata by Sir Arnold Bax with violist Brett Deubner, as well as the cast albums of Nine and Follies. In addition, she has recorded for film scores and a variety of pop albums.