Elizabeth York holds a dual DMA in violin and viola performance from Stony Brook University. In recent summers she has taught at Birch Creek Academy Symphony Session, Upper Midwest String Camp, and MN All-State Orchestra camp. She serves as Associate Principal 2nd violin of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. She maintains a small private studio of violin and viola students and was previously on faculty at NDSU as lecturer of upper strings. Elizabeth’s chamber music and recital performances have included appearances at Steinway Hall (New York City), Southampton Cultural Center (NY), The Baroque Room (St. Paul, MN), the Schubert Club’s courtroom concert series, with Sioux Falls Chamber Music Collective, NDSU Chamber Music Festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival “Next Generation” series, and with members of the Emerson String Quartet as part of the Stony Brook Chamber Music Festival.
Experienced in historical performance practice, Elizabeth plays baroque violin and viola with Lyra Baroque Orchestra, where she also serves on the board of directors. She recently performed in MN and Germany with The Rose Ensemble, and appears on their 2017 recording, Christmas in Baroque Malta. In addition to her doctorate, Elizabeth holds a BM from East Carolina University and MM from Stony Brook University, both in violin performance. Her major teachers include violinists Ara Gregorian, Soovin Kim, and Phil Setzer, and violists Dan Panner, Nicholas Cords, and Lawrence Dutton.