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Liz Hogg (b. 1993) is a guitarist and composer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY. Hogg has been described as possessing “energy, expressive dynamics and phrasing” (American Record Guide), “fantastic work” (Classical Guitar Magazine) and “playing with a more distinctive and original approach that includes quickly-strummed chords, chiming arpeggios, and rapid-fire picking” (Geoff Cabin). Her playing has been further characterized as “strong, precise, and powerful” (Bushwick Music Daily), “radiating in its own light” (New Noise Magazine), carrying “élan and fine precision” (Fanfare), and “displaying a confrontational spectrum of emotions” (Music & Riots). She owns and operates Sonder School of Music in Elmhurst, NY, serves as guitar faculty in the remote division of Jubilee University, and maintains a private studio.
As both a classical guitarist and performer of her original music, Hogg has toured twelve countries playing numerous festivals and concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Brookfield Place, as well as Portugal’s Casa da Música and Mexico’s Tlaqná Concert Hall. She has won awards including the Mannes School of Music Dean’s Award, the Maurice Kagan Memorial Scholarship Award for Excellence in an Orchestral Instrument (first guitarist recipient), and was a Fulbright-García Robles Scholarship semi-finalist. Hogg was also the first American to win a fellowship for performance and study at the Lanciano International Guitar Festival in Italy and has received grants as a soloist and in various ensembles from Chamber Music America, the Peter M. Gross fund and Queens College.
Hogg has recorded eleven full-length albums, seven eps, and five singles, self-released and released by labels Mouca, Albany, Acuarela, Marsyas and Don Giovanni. Her recordings and performances have garnered reviews from The New York Times, NME, Big Takeover and MTV. She performs solo, as well as with Esenca Duo and various groups throughout NYC.