Elizabeth Cawood BMus. Hons. Edin. LRAM (violin)

Elizabeth grew up in Dungannon studying piano and violin, the latter at UCM, gaining distinction at grade 8 in both instruments. She graduated from Edinburgh University Music Faculty with honours and was also by now playing the violin professionally. 

She met her husband whilst playing in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and they subsequently lived and worked in Ireland as well as England and Wales. 

After freelancing with the SCO, Scottish Baroque Ensemble, The Ulster Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Northern Chamber Orchestra, and others Elizabeth spent some years as Head of Music in a Girls Independent School teaching pupils from age 8 to 18.  Several of her students made music their profession. 

Prior to returning to Northern Ireland, during a sixteen year period when she and Harry “escaped to the country”, she taught violin and directed young ensembles and string orchestras in Pembrokeshire and Cardiff whilst continuing to perform in Sinfonia Cymru and the Welsh Philharmonia. 

Now back in Northern Ireland, happily in semi retirement, she very much enjoys working with her students at the Ulster College of Music and playing chamber music with friends for fun.