Elizabeth Field

Elizabeth Field enjoys an active career as a chamber musician and soloist on period and modern violin. She has served as concertmaster for The Bach Choir of Bethlehem since 2001 and has served as a guest concertmaster for numerous orchestras around the country including the Washington Bach Consort, National Philharmonic, Opera Lafayette, and Choral Arts Society in Washington DC; the Spire Ensemble in Kansas City; and The Mallarme Baroque Orchestra in NC. Her period instrument group, The Vivaldi Project, has performed to critical acclaim throughout the United States, and the ensemble recently released a highly lauded recording of seven little-known classical string trios on MSR Classics titled: Discovering the Classical String Trio. Elizabeth teaches baroque performance-practice on modern instruments through The Vivaldi Project's uniquely designed course, Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI), and has held workshops and performance-practice seminars at several universities including the Universities of Virginia, Illinois, and North Carolina. Dr. Field has served twice as the Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, and has served as a performance-practice coach for orchestras and conservatories including The National Philharmonic and The Curtis Institute of Music. Ms Field also performs and records regularly with ArcoVoce (mixed strings and voice) whose most recent release is titled: Hidden Gems from 5 Nations. She has also performed as a guest artist with numerous period-instrument ensembles including Hesperus, Mallarme Baroque, Indianapolis Baroque, and the 4 Nations Ensemble.  Other recordings include recordings with Brandywine Baroque on Plectra Records and recordings on Hungaroton, Naxos, and the Dorian labels.  Her collaborative DVD with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson titled:Performing the Score, which Emanuel Ax claimed is “truly inspiring”.  For more information about Elizabeth and The Vivaldi Project please visit thevivaldiproject.org.