Elizabeth Burgess is an accompanist and chamber musician based in London and active throughout the UK. She has recently appeared in recital at the Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Lake District Summer Music Festival, St John’s Smith Square and King’s Place, and is an alumnus of both Young Songmakers’ Almanac and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Scheme.
Born in Sussex, Elizabeth became Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, where she read for a music degree, before taking up a postgraduate scholarship in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music. Here she performed with the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, won the accompaniment prizes in both the Major van Someren-Godferey English song competition and the Elena Gerhardt Lieder competition, and was awarded the coveted DipRAM for a particularly high distinction mark in her final recital.
Part of the first-prize-winning duo of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition 2009 and the Chelsea Schubert Festival Song Competition 2009, she has since broadcast several times on Radio 3 and has been pursuing a busy recital schedule with a range of singers and instrumentalists. Elizabethwas additionally Musical Director for last summer’s opera productions at the Ryedale Festival, presenting a double-bill of Britten’s The Prodigal Son and Mendelssohn’s newly-revived The Homecoming, which received excellent national press.
She is currently a Samling Scholar, holds the inaugural Lucille Graham Opera Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for the year 2010-2011, and teaches piano part-time at Eton College. Elizabeth has forthcoming recitals at the Buxton Festival, the Oundle Festival, and for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme.
For further details see www.elizabethburgess.com.