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Liz Hogg is a guitarist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Hogg has been described as “uniquely her own, writing independent music that doesn’t reflect the trends” (I Heart Noise), 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 heads the guitar program at Jubilee University and teaches musicianship classes at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music in addition to her 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 from Chamber Music America, the Peter M. Gross fund and Queens College.
Hogg has recorded nine full-length albums, five eps, and four 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. Beyond her solo music, Hogg plays in the band Safer, as well as Esenca Duo and various groups throughout NYC.