Voice / Composition / Guitar / Mandolin
Hailed by Billboard Magazine as a “singer’s singer,” Liz Queler has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Newport Folk Festival, and with the Dallas Symphony. Daughter of renowned opera conductor Eve Queler, Liz has staked her claim in other musical genres with five critically acclaimed CD’s of original folk/rock and Americana as well as a CD of jazz standards. A two-time Grammy nominee for her work with children’s artist Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could, Liz has shared the stage with folk icons Richie Havens, Janis Ian, and Jessie Winchester among many others. Her most recent CD “The Edna Project” set 21 poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay to music. With compositions by both Liz and her husband, Broadway conductor Seth Farber, this song cycle inspired the theater piece Still Will Be Heard for which Liz wrote the book, and which was commissioned and produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (NJ) in June 2014. A finalist for the Woman in Arts & Media Collaboration Award, The Montclair Times called Still Will Be Heard “A powerful work of art.” Liz continued exploring Millay’s texts with a setting of “Renascence”, an epic piece of 214 lines. “Renascence” made it’s NYC debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in the fall of 2015.
Liz has composed for TV and worked extensively as a studio singer including national jingles (Meow Mix, Exxon, Sprite and Estroven), film scores The Little Mermaid, Barney’s Great Adventure and the PBS American Masters’ biography on Lucille Ball for which she sang “My Funny Valentine.” As an instrumentalist she played Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” with The Dallas Symphony, and in the pits of the off Broadway shows 10 Million Miles and The Great Unknown. Liz tours frequently with her husband and son. Together they composed and performed “Raised On Love” for Rosie O’Donnell’s HBO special A Family is A Family, and will release their first CD in 2016. The latest collaboration for this husband/wife team, is a musical adaptation of the children’s folk tale “The Little Red Hen”, which will be released as an ebook/app by Ever After Tales.
Awards / Commissions / Grants
Two-time Grammy Nominee, 2015 Women in Arts and Media Coalition Collaboration Award (finalist), Billboard Songwriting Award, Abe Oleman Songwriting Award, Lady Six Strings Songwriting Award, Independent Music Award (finalist). Commissions: Peak Performances at Montclair State Univ. NJ.