Erzsébet Gaál Rinné
Flute, Harp, Piano
Dr. Erzsébet Gaál Rinné is a Hungarian-American harpist, a Kodály pedagogue, and a researcher in physical wellness for musicians. She has given concerts all across Europe and America. She is a recipient of the Pro Artibus Award that she has received from the Artisjus Foundation for promoting Hungarian contemporary music abroad. Dr. Rinné has received numerous invitations to share her expertise, for example, at the fifth and eighth World Harp Congresses in Copenhagen, Denmark and in Geneva, Switzerland; The American String Teacher Association National Conferences in Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, and in Kansas City, MO; Third International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii; The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium V, in Newfoundland, Canada; and the Seventeenth International Kodály Symposium in Leicester, England. Her professional work can be heard on her solo harp CD recording Harpa Hungarica, and seen on her DVD program Harp Playing for Life. Dr. Rinné is an honor graduate of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, holding a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She is a member of the faculty at the University of Evansville, Evansville, IN and Meridian Music, Carmel, IN.