Deborah Henson Conant was born in Stockton, California on November 11, 1953. She is an American harpist who is well-known for her charismatic stage presence. She describes herself on her website as “cross-genre: jazz-pop-comedy-folk-blues-flamenco-celtic”. Deborah presents one-woman shows at theaters, concerts halls, festivals. She performs original music and theatre shows with symphony or orchestras. Her performances combine music with story and theatrical elements. When she performs with the symphony, she orchestrates her own music and engages symphonic performers in surprising ways. Her 2006 DVD release “Invention” features her soundtrack.