Biography

Pianist Elizabeth Rossiter enjoys a busy performing career primarily as a song accompanist, chamber musician and répétiteur. She has given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth and Bridgewater Halls, Sage Gateshead, Kings Place, the Purcell Room, the Crush Room of the Royal Opera House, and has broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3 In Tune, from the Albert Hall in the Proms, and on BBC1 and 2, Granada TV and Channel 4. She regularly performs in mainland Europe, including recent recitals in France, Germany, Poland, Ireland and Hungary. She is a Samling Artist, a Park Lane Group and a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and the official accompanist of the National Mozart Singing Competition.

After initial piano studies at RNCM, supported by a major scholarship and a Junior Fellowship, she went on to train at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Charles Owen, Paul Roberts and Eugene Asti. She graduated with Distinction, was the Accompaniment Fellow, and was generously supported by scholarships from MBF, Thomas Wall Trust, the Cordwainers, the Tobacco Pipe Makers Salzman Award, the Habidashers, and the Music Students’ Hostel Trust. She completed her studies as an Associate Trainee at the National Opera Studio supported by an Alan Beurrier Bursary.

Her competition successes include the Pianists’ Prize at the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, the Concordia Serena Nevill Prize and the Queen Mary II Accompaniment Prize at the Guildhall.

Her work as a répétiteur has taken her to Opera Holland Park and the Grimebourne Festival.

In addition to her performing career, Elizabeth very much enjoys teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she also works as a staff accompanist.

Reviews

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said of her “from the beginning a remarkable musical talent and sensitive feel for the music showed clearly from Elizabeth Rossiter’s recital…” (read more reviews).