Liz began playing the violin at the age of 7. For her, the violin was always a tool used in connecting with others. Growing up she thoroughly enjoyed playing hymns for her grandmother, Jonny cash for her father and Dr Zhivago for the local nursing homes.
She studied violin under Spiros Rantos and Patricia Pollett at the University of Queensland 2004-2007 and won the Prestigious Sleath String Prize in 2007. She was a founding member of Brisbane's Sanctuary String Quartet which involved performing at Customs House, running school Masterclasses, accompanying the Qld Ballet and of course playing Pachabel’s Canon for many a wedding.
The Rock Orchestra Deep Blue has taken her around Australia and the world performing at the Shanghai World Expo and at numerous corporate/concert events in Vietnam, Malaysia, Jakarta and India. In 2011 Deep Blue went to the Finals stage of Australia’s Got Talent. She especially enjoys teaching "Young Blue" workshops: giving children the opportunity to "let go" and dance with their instruments. Yes it is possible to dance with a violin. Even stilt walk.
Liz also plays with Mendoza Tango Quartet: a band specialising in true Argentinian Tango Music. Since 2016 they have played tango music all over Australia at festivals and concerts. As a tango dancer herself Liz finds much joy in playing dance music for other dancers.
On a completely different note Liz also plays with the bush dance band “The Smashing Bumpkins”. They love to teach bush dancing to rock covers. In 2018 they rocked out up in Birdsville for the annual “Birdsville Races.”.
Busking continues to be one of her greatest entertaining loves. The challenge of being able to connect with mere strangers brings much her joy. She recently bought a violin case that would enable her to follow her dream of taking her violin hiking. Highlights of 2018 included playing on mountains and glaciers in Canada, Alaska, Switzerland and Tasmania entertaining fellow travellers and strangers. When not wooing the streets/wilderness, playing at weddings, rocking out in stilts on stage and tangoizing dancers Liz teaches violin privately.