Elisabeth Von Trapp
Elisabeth von Trapp’s earliest memories are the sounds of music. Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth is the granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Singing professionally since childhood, Elisabeth has performed all over the world.
Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria von Trapp and Georg Ritter von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. 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.
Inspired by her father’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of The Trapp Family Singers. Elisabeth 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.