Elisabeth von Trapp
(born 1955 in Vermont
) is a singer and member of the Trapp Family
Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of Agathe Whitehead
and Georg Ritter von Trapp
and the daughter of Werner von Trapp
. The Trapp Family Singers
, which Maria and Georg founded in Austria and brought with them to the United States when they escaped Austria in 1938, included Elisabeth's father, Werner von Trapp
The Family Singers disbanded in 1957, but Elisabeth von Trapp grew up with her father's guitar playing and singing, and around the musical family's home, the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe
. She began taking piano lessons when she was eight and by the age of sixteen she was playing guitar and traveling the back roads of New England performing with her siblings at weddings, gospel meetings and town halls.
Her musical style takes from many genres, including modern and Gregorian Chant
, Hymns, Psalms and Works by Hildegard von Bingen
. She appeared together with Erich Kory. She performed in the U.S.
, including European cathedrals and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts