Violinist Elizabeth Fayette, a native of Shoreham-Wading River, New York, is quickly building a reputation as a soloist and chamber musician with a unique and charismatic style. Ms. Fayette has performed throughout Europe and the United States, most recently with the Houston Symphony as a prizewinner in the 2013 Ima Hogg Competition. Ms. Fayette has enjoyed solo performances at The Kennedy Center, Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, and the Aspen Music Festival.
Ms. Fayette was born into a musical family. After beginning violin studies with her mother, she entered Juilliard’s Pre-College Division as a student of Shirley Givens. She received her bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where her principal teachers were Arnold Steinhardt, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Pamela Frank. Ms. Fayette recently completed her master of music degree at Juilliard with Sylvia Rosenberg and is continuing her studies with Ms. Rosenberg in Juilliard’s Artist Diploma program.
She has been featured on the McGraw-Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase (hosted by Robert Sherman), selected as Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and was a gold winner in the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts YoungArts Program. As a participant in the YoungArts Program, she was featured in the 2006 Oscar-nominated short documentary,Rehearsing a Dream.
Committed to new music, Ms. Fayette has enjoyed working with many leading composers, including Joan Tower, John Corigliano, and Shumalit Ran. She has performed with the Curtis Institute’s 20/21 Ensemble, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and Grammy® Award-winning ensemble, eighth blackbird.
A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Fayette has collaborated with artists such as Atar Arad, Paul Biss, Roberto Diaz, Peter Wiley, Steven Tenenbom, Robert Levin, and Joseph Silverstein. Her most recent festival appearances include Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and the Aspen Music Festival. In summer 2014, she will attend the Marlboro Music Festival.