ELIZABETH WALLFISCH (VIOLIN)


A leading interpreter of music on the baroque and classical violins, Elizabeth Wallfisch is a favourite with both audiences and orchestras because of her virtuosity, her generous, sparkling personality and her impeccable musicianship. Her appearances are marked by a daring and spontaneous approach to performance that results in electrifying musicmaking. Renowned not only as a prominent interpreter of 17th and 18th century violin music, she is also an inspiring leader and director.

 

Elizabeth Wallfisch has been a Guest Director/Leader on the violin with many of the world's 'period instrument' orchestras including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Netherlands Bach Society, Tafelmusik- Canada, Apollo's Fire, the Hanover Band, L'Orfeo Barockorchester, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque, Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Brandywine Baroque, Raglan Baroque, Musica Angelica, Pacific Baroque Orchestra. She has also directed such fine orchestras as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, the Herford Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgarter Kammerorkester, Vasteras Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Elizabeth Wallfisch's discography includes recordings of Vivaldi, Corelli, Veracini, Tartini, Geminiani and the Classical and Romantic greats from Mozart to Mendelssohn, as well as much of the music of the Baroque tradition (Cima, Biber, Telemann, Bach and the French Baroque composers).

 

Always keen to nurture young talent, Elizabeth has recently formed the Wallfisch Band, a unique international period-instrument orchestra in which highly talented younger players, either still studying or on the threshold of their careers, play alongside Elizabeth and her 'seasoned' colleagues-all players at the very top of the profession. The ensemble made its debut in the 2008 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music and has performed, and will continue to perform, in the UK, Germany, New Zealand and Australia in the coming seasons.