Elizabeth Fayette, Violinist - Photo Credit: Margeaux Maloney

Elizabeth Fayette


Violinist Elizabeth Fayette is the recently appointed first violinist of the Vega Quartet, now in their eleventh season as Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University.  She has been praised by The New York Times for her “alluring, lustrous sound and seasoned virtuosity,” and made her Carnegie Hall debut in October 2013 with the Juilliard Orchestra under conductor Alan Gilbert as the winner of The Juilliard School’s Concerto Competition. In recent seasons she performed with the Houston Symphony as a prizewinner in the Ima Hogg Competition, won Second Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and was awarded the 2014 Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia Career Grant as well as the 2015 Juilliard/Tel Aviv Museum of Art Sanders Prize.  In the upcoming season, Ms. Fayette’s activities with the Vega Quartet will include appearances across the United States and Mexico, as well as numerous performances at Emory University. In addition, Ms. Fayette will also appear in her third season as Concertmaster with Symphony in C, and collaborate with the Marinus Ensemble, the Jupiter Chamber Players and the Manhattan Chamber Players.

Ms. Fayette’s festival appearances include the Marlboro Music School and Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute of Music, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and Music from Angel Fire. She received her B.M. from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Pamela Frank, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Arnold Steinhardt, and a M.M from the Juilliard School as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg. Most recently, she completed her studies with Ms. Rosenberg in The Juilliard School’s esteemed Artist Diploma program. Ms. Fayette also recently completed a two-year fellowship with Ensemble ACJW, a program administered by Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School which supports young professional musicians in building careers as top-quality performers, innovative programmers, and dedicated teachers who fully engage with the communities in which they live and work.

Photo credit: Margeaux Maloney