The Cork Baroque Orchestra is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Wallfisch as guest director and soloist for the East Cork Early Music Festival 2014.
Renowned not only as a prominent interpreter of 17th, 18th and 19th century violin music, Elizabeth Wallfisch is also a Concertmaster and Music Director. Elizabeth Wallfisch has been a Guest Director/Leader on the violin with many of the world’s orchestras, both ‘modern’ and ‘period instrument’, for example: Tafelmusik – Canada, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque – Berkeley, Vancouver and Melbourne Symphony orchestras, and many others, and of course Concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival orchestra for 18 years.
Her impressive, and extensive discography offers a window onto her expansive musical world from the Early to Late Baroque Italian, French German, Bohemian and English violinist-composers such as Cima, Marini, Uccellini, Vivaldi, Corelli, Bach, Biber, Schmelzer, Walther, Leclair, Francoeur, Locatelli, Tartini, Purcell, Playford, and the Classical and early Romantic composers from Mozart, Thomas Linley the Younger, James Shaw, James Brooks, to Kreutzer, Rode, Spohr, Viotti and Schubert.
IN 2007, and 2013 Elizabeth had the great privilege to be Music Director of National Music Camp Australia, under the Australian Youth Orchestra Umbrella
She has recently completed a recording of the Beethoven piano and violin sonatas for Nimbus records.
She is a member of the outstanding Oberlin Fortepiano Trio.
Elizabeth is Artistic Director of 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.