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Longevity & Experience

Lyrical Images Duo, a professional and versatile flute & harp duo, was formed in 1986.


This duo brings to you the summation of 40+ years of excellence and a wide range of experience in the music industry. This uniquely equips us to better serve you and your various musical needs whether large or small.

Orchestra Caliber Musicians

Our musicians have decades of experience providing beautiful and appropriate music to life's every celebration and occasion. We bring the gift of live music that quickly propels the ordinary to the extraordinary.

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Sue Dejesús

Beginning her flute study at the age of twelve in her native Minnesota, Sue has distinguished herself as a flute soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Her flute study has been with many internationally recognized flute instructors and she has held the principal flute positions in three Southwestern orchestras and principal piccolo positions in six others.


Her solo appearances have been widespread, beginning with her competition-winning performances as a student in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and spanning solo recitals in five states and guest soloist responsibilities in both North and South America. She has been heard on NPR (National Public Radio) and television, at the national and regional conventions of the MENC (Music Educators National Conference), NACWPI (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors) and ASUC (American Society of University Composers), on stage at the famous Alice Tully Hall in New York, and on many commercial recordings which resulted from six years of recording studio work.


Sue has taught flute on the college level for eighteen years, at New Mexico State University, Pima Community College, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Her playing has drawn critical praise, citing her “gorgeous tone,” “exceptional playing ability,” and “mature artistry.”

Beyond her love of music, Sue is also a world-champion Triathlete. This personal physical, emotional and mental transformation led her into the Life and Soul Healing Coaching and Counseling business.  You can find out more about this part of her life at

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Elizabeth Dechent, Harpist

Elizabeth has performed for numerous weddings & many other special or corporate events for over 35 years. She graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University) and teaches harp to all ages and levels, from beginner to collegiate. Currently, she is a harp teacher for the Richmond Public Schools Harp Program, and now some of her graduated students are highly rated in their own music careers! 


While residing in Roanoke for 15 years, she was the principal harpist with the Roanoke Symphony & Opera Roanoke. She has also performed with many other orchestras throughout Virginia, West Virginia & North Carolina. Elizabeth is the primary harpist for Lyrical Images Duo and currently plays with the Richmond Pops Band and is also the founder and director of the local James River Harp Ensemble.


Elizabeth is our talented arranger for special requests. If it’s possible to arrange a song for flute and harp, she’s the one who can make it happen! She takes particular pleasure in honoring special requests to make your event memorable.

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Jacquelin spears, cellist

Jacquelin started playing the ‘cello in the third grade in the Richmond Public School system and then went on to graduate from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of music in Baltimore. She then moved to Atlanta, GA where the free-lance music scene continued to challenge and educate her.  She accepted the position of principal ‘cellist for two seasons with the Chattanooga Symphony.  She also played free-lance for pop artists such as John Denver, Englebert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Isaac Hayes, The Carpenters, Liberace, Ray Stevens and The Royal Canadian Ballet.


Upon moving back to Richmond with her husband, Jacquelin played with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra for over twenty years and also formed the Lyric String Quartet because of the demand for string quartets. She is also the cellist for Windsong Trio, a flute, oboe and cello classical ensemble. Visit Windsong Trio | LyricStringQuartet for more information.

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