Elizabeth Knudson (BFA, MMus)

Elizabeth Knudson is a Vancouver-based composer, cellist, music instructor, and an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, and a Masters degree from the University of British Columbia.

As a cello instructor, Elizabeth has been teaching privately since 2006, as well as working as a regular substitute instructor (cello, and chamber music coaching) at Saint James Music Academy in Vancouver, since 2010. Elizabeth is also a founding member and cellist of the Syrinx String Quartet (established 2004), and has been on tour as an orchestral performer to Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro.

As a composer, Ms Knudson has been the recipient of a couple of national awards, including the Barbara Pentland “Outstanding Composition” award, through the Canadian Music Centre. Her works have been performed by soloists, chamber ensembles, choirs, and orchestras, in over ten countries. Elizabeth is currently composer-in-residence of the Canadian all female ensemble, Allegra Chamber Orchestra.

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