Personal Summary / Bio
A specialist in standard classical guitar as well as various early guitars and lutes, Elizabeth C. D. Brown is a very active performer throughout the Pacific Northwest, giving an average of 50 concerts a year. Highlights of the 2007-08 season include a guitar recital at the US Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad for various ambassadors and dignitaries (January), a duo baroque guitar recital with Stephen Stubbs (April) and performing in the pit for operas by Monteverdi (November) and Rossini (March). Known for her musically passionate performances, she has given solo recitals and performed concertos throughout the United States and in Canada. Ms. Brown’s first solo recording, La Folia de España: Dances for Guitar, features works for baroque, 19th century, and modern guitars. Also active as an ensemble musician, Ms. Brown is a member of Baroque Northwest, La Lira, the Puget Sound Consort and Ayres and Graces, and has appeared in the Seattle Early Music Guild's three baroque opera productions and with numerous other ensembles. She is head of the Guitar and Lute program at Pacific Lutheran University, and has taught at Seattle Pacific University, the Accademia d’Amore, and at various other workshops. For more information visit www.elizabethcdbrown.com.