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Elizabeth Prior, Viola

Liz Prior photoAn active Bay Area violist, Elizabeth Prior is the principal violist with the Santa Rosa symphony and member of the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Elizabeth 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( tutti). She has toured and worked with 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 recent debut at Carnegie Hall with the Russian Chamber Orchestra

She tours regularly as a soloist with the Chamber Ensemble of Cologne in France and has done 2 recent tours with the New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Other solo and chamber music engagements include: Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival; Sun Valley Summer Symphony and “Chamber Music San Francisco” She is a member of the Farallon Quintet. She gave regular Viola recitals for 13 years with Maestro Donald Runnicles on the Piano.