Elizabeth Wallfish (Hunt ’69) is a world-renowned ‘Baroque’ and ‘Classical’ violinist who has made a specialty of the history and the styles of 17 th, 18th and 19th Century music.
Elizabeth Wallfisch (Hunt ’69) is a world-renowned Baroque and Classical violinist who has made a specialty of the history and styles of 17th, 18th and 19th Century music.
She debuted as a concert soloist at the age of 12 in Melbourne and later studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Frederick Grinke.
Elizabeth has been a Guest Director/Concert Master/Soloist on the violin, with many of the world’s orchestras. Her impressive discography includes works from Marini, Locatelli, Corelli, Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Viotti, Spohr, and Schubert. 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 colleagues.
She has held many academic positions including Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, teaching at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and in the role of artist-in-residence at McGill University in Montreal, the University of Melbourne, Australian National Academy of Music, the Banff Centre, Canada, and Oberlin College, Ohio.
She is married to British cellist Raphael Wallfisch.