Elizabeth Welsh

Violin | Viola

Lizzy Welsh is a Melbourne-based musician whose main instruments are the violin and the baroque violin. Lizzy commenced violin studies with Louise Ray while growing up in Castlemaine in central Victoria and has since studied modern violin in Melbourne and Brisbane, Cologne and San Diego. Lizzy has also studied baroque violin in Berlin, Melbourne and Hobart. 

As a baroque violinist, Lizzy performs with Orchestra of the Antipodes, Accademia Arcadia, Gloriana Choir and the Australian Chamber Choir, as well as in various experimental improvisation settings. 

As either soloist or chamber musician, Lizzy has appeared at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Adelaide Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Melbourne Jazz Festival, the University of California San Diego’s Springfest, Shanghai New Music Week, Wangaratta Jazz Festival, the Castlemaine State Festival and the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. 

As a new music violinist, Lizzy has performed with Golden Fur New Music Project, ELISION Ensemble, the Argonaut Ensemble and the Australian Art Orchestra and has presented many Australian and world premieres by composers who include Oren Ambarchi, Mark Applebaum, David Chisholm, Mary Finsterer, Alexander Garsden, Paul Grabowsky, George Lewis, Jobst Liebrecht, Liza Lim, Kate Neal, Anthony Pateras, Jon Rose, James Rushford and John Zorn.