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.
While at Lamont, she had the privilege of performing in Showcase Lamont! both as a soloist and as a Chamber Competition winner as part of Syncopa Quartet. In the spring of 2012, she received a Recital of Distinction award for the first of her three solo degree recitals. During her time in Denver, Ms. Dickenson freelanced with many different musical organizations, playing all styles of music, while building a private teaching studio and sat as concertmaster with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra for three concert seasons.
Ms. Dickenson now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Geoffrey Pope, and mischievous cat, Verdi. She is on faculty at SOL-LA Music Academy in Santa Monica, where she teaches privately as well as group classes there and at SOL-LA’s satellite programs at schools in the community. This fall she will begin as a teaching artist with another LA based program, Harmony Project. 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. Most recently, she has played in the pit for productions of Evita, Carousel, Oklahoma!, and performed with Andrea Bocelli and Persian artist Shahkar Bineshpajooh at the Dolby Theater.
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.