Elizabeth Beilman joined the Sarasota Orchestra in 2013 as Principal Viola and she is also a member of the Sarasota String Quartet. Heralded as “a violist of exquisite tone and musicianship” by June LeBell of the Sarasota Observer, Elizabeth was awarded the President’s Prize by Yuri Bashmet at the 2013 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She currently serves as viola faculty at the Luzerne Music Center in upstate New York. As a member of the Luzerne Chamber Players, Elizabeth has collaborated New York Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster Michelle Kim.
“Another extraordinary thing: Several of the international performers had, themselves, been students at the Sarasota Music Festival in the past, including Beilman — who has, in the last couple of years since she joined our orchestra, made quite a name for herself as a violist of exquisite tone and musicianship” – June LeBell, Sarasota Observer
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