Violinist Elizabeth Wright of Bethlehem, PA received her B.Mus. in Violin Performance from University of Michigan, where she graduated with highest honors and earned the position of Principal Second Violinist with their University Philharmonia Orchestra. At Michigan she studied with Aaron Berofsky and Andrew Jennings, and performed in masterclasses given by Mimi Zweig, Jean Barr, and San Francisco Symphony's Yukiko Kurakata.
In addition to her training at Michigan, Elizabeth has studied and performed at Kinhaven Music School, Interlochen Arts Camp, National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and Astona International Summer Music Academy. She went on to teach at the Dali Quartet Chamber Music Camp, and Elm City Chamberfest.
Over the past two years, Elizabeth has performed extensively with Trio Rio, an ensemble she founded with pianist Dylan Perez and cellist Ethan Young. The group collaborated on works of Beethoven, Brahms, and Shostakovich, the performances of which were successfully received at numerous community venues throughout Michigan.
In addition to performing works in the canon of chamber, solo violin, and orchestral repertoire, Elizabeth is now increasingly involved in both early music and contemporary music endeavors. In 2009 and 2010, Elizabeth premiered the works of three up-and-coming composers: Ron Amchin's "Hypnagogia" for violin and cello, Asaf Peres's "High Below the Ceiling" for violin and piano, and Recep Gul's "White Bride" for string quartet and percussion. She has also performed works of Corelli, Frescobaldi, Handel, Picchi, and Telemann under the tutelage of Edward Parmentier, one of the nation's leading harpsichord and early music professors.
Elizabeth now resides in Ann Arbor, where she teaches privately and performs with the Lansing, Midland, and Dearborn Symphony Orchestras.
Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Midland Symphony Orchestra