Elizabeth Neville


Elizabeth Neville.  Born in England Elizabeth started playing the cello at the age of eight.  She was in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for four years and during this time was awarded a performing diploma from the Royal College of Music.  She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BA (Hons) in Music, whilst studying with Tim Hugh, Principal Cello of the London Symphony Orchestra, then continued at the Royal Academy of Music, London receiving the highest performing diploma after a year.  She was a member of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra from 1997-2003 and during this time was invited to play with the World Orchestra of Peace, an orchestra made up of Principal members of orchestras from all over the world, conducted by Gergiev.  Now living and working in Sydney, Elizabeth has been a permanent member of the Sydney Symphony since 2005.  Recently she was awarded the Sydney Symphony Friends and Michael and Mary Whelan Scholarships to study abroad, where she has had lessons with leading cellists from the UK and Holland.  She has performed with various ensembles in and around Sydney and has performed many duo recitals, including an ABC Classic FM Sydney Live recital.  She has recorded with Daniel on Chopin Sonatas: Duo and Solo (Wirr 048) available online.