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Elizabeth Sellars - violin

Born in Melbourne in 1966, Elizabeth Sellars has enjoyed a career specialising in chamber and solo performance in Australia and overseas.

Elizabeth studied in Melbourne with Nathan Gutman, making her concerto debut at the age of 13. She was the winner of the Hepzibah Menuhin and Australian Musicians Guild Scholarships and appeared as soloist with the Geelong Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Pops Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the state final of the ABC Young Performer of the Year. With the assistance of the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee and Northcote Trusts, Elizabeth left Australia in 1985 to study at London's Guildhall School of Music with David Takeno. She was awarded the Peskai and Warshaw prizes for solo performance along with the Guildhall Chamber prize.

Under the guidance of the Takacs Quartet, Elizabeth became a founding member of the Techinski Quartet who were recipients of the inaugural John Tunnel Trust and Royal Overseas League Ensemble Prize and Miller Trophy. The Quartet toured extensively throughout Great Britain, broadcast for the BBC, played in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and appeared as group soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Elizabeth also played throughout Europe and Asia with the Academy of St. Martins in the Fields, the English Chamber Orchestra and the European Community Chamber Orchestra.

Now resident in Australia, Elizabeth has played with Elision, Libra, Ensemble 24, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared as guest Concertmaster with Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and was Acting Assistant Principal First Violin with the MSO. In addition to recording for Naxos, she has broadcast for the ABC on Sunday Live and at Castlemaine and Port Fairy Festivals. She has presented recitals with pianist Elyane Laussade, and her trio Temenos presented their inaugural series in 2001 and were third prize winners in the ninth Concorso Musicale Internazionale "Riviera del Conero" in Italy. Elizabeth has recently been appointed lecturer in string performance at Monash University.

Elizabeth last played with the Zelman Symphony at its 70th Anniversary Concert under Philip Carrington in September 2003 where she performed Beethoven's Concerto for Violin in D Major, Opus 61.

Elizabeth Sellars has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

5 September 2003

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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