Concertmaster, Bethlehem Bach Choir
Elizabeth Field is concertmaster of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and the Founder and Director of The Vivaldi Project and the Institute for Early Music on Modern Instruments (EMMI). She has served as concertmaster for leading period instrument ensembles such as the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Lafayette and The Spire Chamber Ensemble. Prior to her work with period instruments, Ms Field performed and recorded extensively for Deutsche Grammophon with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. She is currently a member of the ArcoVoce Chamber Ensemble which performs on both modern and period instruments and is a frequent guest artist and soloist with the Mallarme Chamber Ensemble.
Ms Field serves as a performance-practice coach for orchestras, conservatories and universities including, The National Philharmonic and The Curtis Institute of Music. The Vivaldi Project’s current recording of seven unknown18th-century string trios titled: Discovering the Classical String Trio is currently available on MSR Classics records. Field has also recorded for Analekta, Centaur, Naxos, Hungaraton, and Plectra Records. Her collaborative DVD with fortepianist Malcolm Bilson titled Performing the Score, was lauded by Emanuel Ax as “truly inspiring”. For more information about Elizabeth, please visit www.thevivaldiproject.org