Barbara Biggers has been described by reviewers as one who “plays with beauty and nuance” and “creates a luminous sound”. She has recently relocated from the NY area to Dallas, Texas and since she has moved here she has played with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Symphony, Dallas Chamber Symphony, Dallas Wind Symphony, as well as many freelance groups in the area.
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 also maintains a large private teaching studio, and has done numerous master classes for the American Harp Society.
Ms. Biggers has been 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, 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.
Ms. Biggers currently lives in Dallas with her husband Stephen, an acupuncturist and the owner/operator of Park Cities Acupuncture.