Elisabeth Perry  
The versatile British violinist Elisabeth Perry is widely acclaimed for her contributions to all facets of the musical métier. Applauded for her virtuosity in the standard repertoire, an avid proponent of contemporary music, a committed chamber musician, dedicated pedagogue and an internationally renowned concertmaster, Ms. Perry has reaped unanimous praise for her ability to convey urgency while emphasizing the distinctive lyrical and dramatic qualities in a large repertoire.  

Ms. Perry showed great musical talent at an early age. She was privileged to join the first class of pupils at Yehudi Menuhin’s school in Surrey. At the age of fourteen, Perry shared center stage with Lord Menuhin in a memorable Royal Albert Hall concert and subsequently recorded the Bach Double Violin Concerto for Teldec. Perry has been a welcome guest soloist with Britain’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra.  

Generous grants allowed her to continue her studies at the Juilliard School of Music in the famed classes of Dorothy Delay and Oscar Shumsky. Making her mark in the United States, Perry won New York’s prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition and was invited to perform Bartok’s Second Violin Concerto in Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.   
A passion for contemporary music and a commitment to expanding the violin repertoire led to many acclaimed premieres. Perry was the first to champion Alfred Schnittke’s quasi una sonata performing its US premiere at Alice Tully Hall. Critically acclaimed recordings bear testimony to her premieres of works by Michael Nyman and Andrew Poppy and her American Heritage series cd recording of Leon Kirschner’s Duo for violin and piano was released in 1984.  

Renowned for her leadership skills in the orchestral sphere, Ms. Perry served as concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie from 1985 to 1990. She holds the position of First Concertmaster of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic with numerous recordings and concert tours to her credit.  

Ms. Perry’s list of prestigious awards includes: the Greater London Arts Award and the ISM Award.