Performing as a soloist, Liz Hogg has toured eleven countries, playing numerous festivals and concert halls. Most recently, Ms. Hogg became the first American to win a fellowship to perform and study at the Lanciano International Guitar Festival in Italy. Other recent awards include the Mannes School of Music Dean’s Award, the Maurice Kagan Memorial Scholarship Award for Excellence in an Orchestral Instrument (first guitarist recipient) and a Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship semi-finalist.
In her hometown, Ms. Hogg has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brookfield Place, Morgan Library, and the Italian Academy, and internationally at venues including Portugal’s Casa da Música and Mexico’s Tlaqná Concert Hall. She has also performed live at radio stations including WFMU, WNYC and WTJU and has been a featured artist at festivals Internacional Camerata 21, CMJ and New Sounds Live.
As a composer and performer/singer of her own music and in various groups, Liz has recorded eight full-length albums, five eps, and four singles, self-released and released by Mouca, Acuarela, Marsyas and Don Giovanni Records. Her debut S/T solo album was released in 2018 via Mouca Records, and she is currently recording her debut classical guitar album for a 2019 release via Athena Records. Hogg’s recordings and performances have garnered reviews from The New York Times, NME and Big Takeover, as well as a video premiere on MTV for her single “Drifters”.
After studying with William Anderson and graduating from Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Bachelor of Music in guitar performance with honors, Ms. Hogg went on to receive a Master of Music in guitar performance at Mannes School of Music as a student of Michael Newman.
Ms. Hogg has recorded and performed on a variety of stringed instruments beyond guitar including mandolin, banjo, sitar, Hawaiian guitar, 5-string bass, theorbo and tiple, including classical guitar and bass in the premiere of Broadway musical The Stranger From Seville, theorbo and guitar in Mannes’ production of L’Orfeo, and banjo, classical, steel string and Hawaiian guitar at Kupferberg Center for the Arts’ production of The Threepenny Opera.
She has worked with conductors including Maurice Peress and Alan Pierson and premiered dozens of works for both classical and electric guitar by composers such as David Lang, Robert Martin, Jakub Polaczyk, Linda Buckley, Amelia Kaplan and Ivan Vukosavljević. Ms. Hogg is currently an active composer, soloist and chamber musician performing regularly throughout the US & Europe, and, in addition to teaching privately, serves on the faculty of several distinguished music schools throughout NYC.