Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth AndersonCellist Elizabeth Anderson has won the highest praise from critics. Her recordings for RCA Red Seal, Telarc and Nonesuch have been highly acclaimed including her release of premier recordings of Luigi Silva's extraordinary transcriptions. Ms. Anderson is also deeply committed to new music. Many renowned composers have dedicated works to her including Samuel Adler, Michael Rose and Kenneth Frazelle. As a founding member of the celebrated Meliora Quartet, she made numerous appearances on the world's most prestigious chamber music series, including those at New York's Lincoln Center, the Corcoran Gallery and Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and at Jordan Hall in Boston. The Quartet was Grand Prize Winner of The Naumburg Chamber Music Award, The Fischoff Competition, The Coleman Competition and The Cleveland Quartet Competition.

An active concerto soloist, Ms. Anderson has performed with the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, the Aspen Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. As recitalist she has toured throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a frequent guest at music festivals around the world such as the Spoleto Festival in Italy and Melbourne, Australia, the Moon Beach Festival in Okinawa, Japan, the Inkoo Festival in Finland and in the United States at Aspen, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Music Festival of Arkansas, Rocky Ridge Music Center, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Portland, Maine Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Anderson was formerly a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, Middlebury College and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge Massachusetts. From 1990-2001 she was Associate Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Anderson studied with Jacqueline DuPre, Steven Doane, Paul Katz, YoYo Ma, Wallace Rushkin and Leonard Rose and holds Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and California State University at Sacramento and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

In addition to her work as a western classical cellist, Elizabeth is a performer of North Indian classical singing and has given numerous performances and workshops that focus on the synthesis of western classical and Indian music through improvisation.

In 2014 Elizabeth joined the Cassatt String Quartet and has toured with the CSQ in the US, Mexico, China and Japan.

Her newest CD of improvisations on Indian Raga, "Latifa Noor” is available online from CD Baby @ http://cdbaby.com/cd/latifa.