Lizzie is a cellist based in Liverpool. She holds a Master’s degree with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and a first-class Honours degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied with Felix Schmidt and Gillian Thoday respectively. Lizzie is honoured to have received tuition from such esteemed cellists as Giovanni Sollima, Colin Carr, Mario Brunello, Miklos Perenyi, Hannah Roberts, Alice Neary, Rebecca Gilliver and Karine Georgian.
A keen chamber musician, she plays with the string ensemble The Wondering Fiddlers with colleagues and friends Dr Alberto Sanna and Marino Capulli. They have travelled around the world together from Nairobi, Kenya to Bayamo and Havana in Cuba. They perform eighteenth-century music, coach early music ensembles and share their musical ideas and discoveries. Lizzie has performed with the Alegría Piano Trio - a trio she co-founded in 2015 with Imy Luc and Vanessa White -in chamber music festivals throughout the UK, such as the Great Bowden Music Festival (Leicestershire) and Festival Fresco. They have received coaching from the Elias Quartet, the Sitovetsky Piano Trio, the Manchester Piano Trio and Peta Prause. She has also performed the Mendelssohn Octet with the acclaimed Elias Quartet whilst at the RNCM.
Lizzie has performed with the important Italian chamber orchestra I Solisti Aquilani, and with their string quartet. Whilst at the Royal Academy she performed regularly with the Symphony and Opera Orchestras and had the opportunity to work alongside the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. She is also a freelance member of Sinfonia Cymru. She has played under the baton of conductors Edward Gardner, Jac van Steen, Robert Trevino, Martyn Brabbins, Vasily Petrenko, Clark Rundell and Ewa Strusinska.
As a teacher, Lizzie works with the charity Early Music as Education (EMAE), providing the highest level of string coaching in the works of the eighteenth century as well as teaching primary school children in an innovative musicianship and string playing programme. Besides her regular teaching both in London and in Liverpool, she has given chamber-music tuition, private lessons and masterclasses in Kenya and in Cuba.