Eliza is currently studying for a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music where she is a recipient of the Ruth Waddell Scholarship under the tutelage of Guy Johnston. She also takes lessons in baroque cello with Joseph Crouch (Academy of Ancient Music). At the Academy, Eliza recently won the May Mukle/ Douglas Cameron Cello Sonata Prize.
Eliza began her studies with Robert Max at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy, where she won the Lower String Prize in two consecutive years. She recently graduated from Lincoln College, University of Oxford where she attained First Class Honours in Music. During her time Oxford, Eliza took lessons with Felix Schmidt, and was an academic scholar and a scholar of contemporary music, as well as founding Oxford’s first student Baroque ensemble.
Eliza has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a number of distinguished venues, such as Wigmore Hall and St Johns’s Smith Square. A recent solo highlight includes a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto (mvmt 3) with the Orchestra of St John’s at St John’s Smith Square for BBC Radio 3’s Private Passions. Eliza has attended the Banff Centre (Canada) and Domaine Forget (Quebec) where she performed and took masterclasses with international cellists such as Raphael Wallfisch, Colin Carr and Johannes Moser.
At the Royal Academy, Eliza is the cellist of the newly formed Czigány Quartet, which was recently awarded the Academy’s prestigious St Peter’s Chamber Music Prize. The quartet will be performing public recitals throughout the year across London. Other future engagements include a concert at Wigmore Hall in a project alongside the NASH Ensemble. The quartet has also received a Fellowship to the Wintergreen Performing Arts Festival (Virginia, US) this summer (2018) where they will give recitals and perform alongside renowned soloist Rachel Barton-Pine.
Eliza’s future solo engagements include a recital at the Lake District Music Festival this summer (2018), in collaboration with the distinguished pianist Thormod Rønning Kvan (Edvard Munch Ensemble).