Biography: Celia van den Bogert

Celia van den Bogert is currently studying at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance under Joan Holland, principal harpist of the Midland Symphony. She made her debut as a soloist with the Northeast Ohio non-profit chamber music organization, M.U.S.i.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics), performing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. Celia regularly performs in the University of Michigan Symphony Band, and has played with the University Concert Band, University Philharmonia Orchestra, ÆPEX Contemporary Performance, Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Pops Orchestra, Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and Kent State University Orchestra. In 2015, Celia was awarded the Outstanding Harp Award by the Womens’ Committee of the Cleveland Institute of Music. She attended the Brevard Music Center in the summer of 2016 and performed in orchestral, opera, and chamber music settings. Celia is also completing a minor in mathematics at Michigan in addition to her performance degree.