Elizabeth Dickenson, Violin
Elizabeth Dickenson, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, has been playing the violin since age three. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2010, where she studied with Lynn Blakeslee, Mikhail Kopelman, and the Ying Quartet. In 2013 she received an Artist Diploma and Suzuki Certification from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, studying with Linda Wang. During her time in Denver, she had the privilege of performing in Showcase Lamont! both as a soloist and as a Chamber Competition winner as part of Syncopa Quartet, received a Recital of Distinction award, and sat as concertmaster with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Dickenson now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Geoffrey Pope, and mischievous cat, Verdi. She is a dedicated teacher and is on faculty at SOL-LA Music Academy in Santa Monica and Harmony Project, LA’s largest non-profit music education program. When not teaching, she is freelancing, enjoying all the musical opportunities LA has to offer from operas to musicals, Hollywood shoots to recording sessions and everything in between. Ms. Dickenson has had the pleasure of performing at LA landmarks like the Dolby Theater with Andrea Bocelli and Persian artist Shahkar Bineshpajooh and the Orpheum Theater as part of the Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution orchestra with the ska/punk band Streetlight Manifesto.
Given her Alaskan upbringing, Elizabeth’s instrument is very dear to her, as it was crafted by Anchorage violin maker John Osnes in 2001; her instrument allows her to bring a bit of home with her wherever she performs.