Ellison Xu

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Instrument: harp
Joined In: 2022

Ellison Xu, harpist, has performed with the KSO since 2022. When asked why she loves playing with the KSO, Ellison says, “It gives me the opportunity to play challenging repertoire alongside talented musicians, which has really helped me grow as a performer.” Ellison is a junior at DeKalb High School, where she performs in both the DHS Symphony Orchestra and the DHS Chamber Orchestra. She also recently participated in the Honors Orchestra at the ILMEA All-State Festival. In addition to playing harp, Ellison is a pianist at a local church. In her free time, Ellison enjoys horseback riding.