Born in Iceland, Elisabet Waage studied piano and harp at the Reykjavik College of Music. After obtaining her piano teacher’s diploma she went to Holland for further harp studies at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Her teacher was the distinguished harpist and professor Edward Witsenburg. In 1987 she graduated with the diplomas of harp teacher and performer.
Elísabet, having lived in Holland and Iceland, has mainly perfomed in those two countries. Although she has regularly played in orchestras, such as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Noord Nederlands Orkest in Holland, chamber music has always been a great part of Elisabet’s work. She has played on a regular basis with the Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra and the Caput ensemble in Iceland and appeared with the Cikada ensemble in Norway.>She has made recordings for the Icelandic Radio, e.g. as soloist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and performed on several CDs. Among those are duo CDs with flautist Peter Verduyn Lunel (Arsis 1994) and with cellist Gunnar Kvaran (Sonet 2004).
Elísabet has played harpsolos with the Chamber Orchestra of Reykjavik, the Icelandic Orchestra, Autunno Ensemble in Holland, Avanti in Finnland and the Aarhus Sinfonietta in Denmark .
Since the fall of 2002 Elísabet has been teaching harp at the Kópavogur Music School.
Twice Elísabet has accepted the invitation to play at the World Harp Congress; 1993 in Copenhagen and in Amsterdam the year 2008.