Elizabeth Prior


An active Bay Area violist, Elizabeth Prior is the principal violist with the Santa Rosa Symphony and a member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Prior is also a season substitute with the San Francisco Ballet and is the associate principal violist with the Marin Symphony. She performs regularly with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony. Other orchestral credits include Freiburg Philharmonic (Associate principal) and Cape Town Symphony. She has worked with the Pittsburg Symphony, Südwestfunk, Stuttgart Radio, Basel Symphony, and the Mannheim Opera Orchestras

A native of South Africa, she was a prizewinner in the International String Competition in Pretoria and gave her debut at Carnegie Hall with the Russian Chamber Orchestra.

She toured regularly as a soloist with the Chamber Ensemble of Cologne in France and was recently featured with the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Other solo and chamber music engagements include: Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival; Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Midsummer Mozart and “Chamber Music San Francisco” She is a member of the Farallon Quintet. She performs regularly on solo recitals in the San Francisco Bay Area and performed internationally for more than a decade with Maestro Donald Runnicles on the piano.

Prior recently launched her new album, “Viola Romance” with Miles Graber, piano.

Private Teaching Contact Information:

Website:  http://lizpriorviola.com
Phone: 415-722-3938
Email:  lizprior@gmail.com
Instruments:  Viola and Beginning Violin
All ages