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Jillian Risigari-Gai Lopez is a proud Los Angeles native and freelance artist. She started her musical path at the age of 3.  Jillian earned a Bachelor of Music in Performance- Harp from California State University- Long Beach and a Masters in Fine Arts in Harp Performance from California Institute of the Arts . She is currently pursuing a DMA in Performance at UCLA under the mentorship of Lou Anne Neill, former Principal Harpist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. LA Weekly describes Jillian’s versatile style as “one who reaps musical dividends, adding to the story’s magical feeling” and that her musicianship adds “delicious upstage accompaniment” – Stage and Cinema. Film credits include Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015), and The Ground Beneath Their Feet (2014), and With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010). She was a featured performing artist for Emmy Award winning PBS Artbound Special Episode: Invisible Cities (2015) composed and adapted by Christopher Cerrone (Pulitzer Prize Finalist) which was presented as a Wireless Headphone Opera at LA’s Historic Union Station.  Additionally, Jillian holds principal positions with Long Beach Ballet Company, Pacific Opera Project, Pasadena Opera, and The Contemporary Performance Collective.  She has performed with The Industry Opera Company, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and Long Beach Opera. Jillian is currently Principal Harpist  & Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Chamber Music Co.

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