Originally from London, Eliza was educated at Wells Cathedral School as part of their specialist music programme where she first discovered her love of teaching young children through the school’s outreach programme for primary schools. Eliza also has close ties with the organisation Flutewise where she volunteers as pastoral staff and teaches during their residential courses which are aimed at young flute players ages 7-13.
As a teenager, she took part in various national ensembles across the country such as:
National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (co-principal flute)
National Children’s Wind Orchestra of Great Britain (orchestra leader)
National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
The Orchestra of Opera North Youth Academy (principal flute)
National Youth Wind Ensemble of Great Britain (principal flute)
Eliza has also worked with the National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain; playing in the pit for an updated revamp of ‘The Beautiful Game’ commissioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber for his 70th birthday that did a week-long run in the West End. She returned to the company in the summer of 2020 to play flute and piccolo in the remote production of ‘Ragtime’ during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Eliza is committed to encouraging her students to engage in the audition/exam process and participate in wonderful orchestral opportunities that are available to children and young adults at the local as well as national level. Eliza benefited enormously from these organisations and is very keen to pass on her enthusiasm for social engagement through playing an instrument.
Eliza has also attended masterclasses across the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia and Italy with celebrated professors such as Gitte Marcusson, Robert Winn, Kate Hill, Phillipa Davies, Michael Cox, Denis Bouriakov, Lorna McGhee and Wissam Boustany. Eliza has also won many awards including 3rd place in the British Flute Society’s Young Performer Competition and 3rd place in the International Young Soloist Competition. She has also been led by distinguished conductors such as Daniel Harding and Howard Williams in prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and Bridgewater Hall.
Since moving to Scotland in 2019 Eliza has participated in many groups and classes as well as reigniting her love of chamber music; starting The Kelvingrove Arts Trio that has played in public concerts and weddings around Glasgow and beyond. She is passionate about mentoring flute players no matter the age or standard and has substantial teaching experience particularly with children and young people. In her spare time, Eliza loves baking and practising mindfulness.