Elizabeth has played with Orchestra of the Swan since its inception. She also freelances with many other leading orchestras.
In addition to her extensive modern, and baroque, orchestral work, Elizabeth was the solo violinist on the Naxos recording of Arvo Part’s Passio for solo Violin, Oboe, Bassoon, Cello and Voices, which selected by Gramophone Magazine as their Editor’s CD Choice in 2003.
Elizabeth has played with Orchestra of the Swan since its inception. She also freelances with many other leading orchestras includes the CBSO, ViVA, the Oxford Philomusica and Ex Cathedra. She is also plays the baroque violin and has played with a number of period ensembles including Orchestra of the Baroque and the Welsh Baroque Orchestra.
As a student, Elizabeth was invited to take part in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra training scheme (1st Violin) and she also played with the Oxford University Orchestra (leader) and Opera Club (leader), Dartington Baroque Orchestra, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Student Baroque Orchestra, Jaune Orchestra Atlantique (Director, Philippe Herreweghe), and the National Children’s Orchestra.
As a soloist Elizabeth has performed Ravel’s Tzigane with the Oxford Chamber Orchestra and also several of Biber’s Mystery Sonatas as part of a concert series at Queens College Chapel, Oxford.
Elizabeth teaches violin at Rye St. Antony School, Oxford Elizabeth is married to Mark Chivers (No 3 Viola -also with the Swan) and they have two sons – Joshua and Benjamin.
Liz seen here performing with Thomas Gould in Pastoral at Warwick School, March 2022.