Professor of Music (Harpsichord, Fortepiano)
Merrill Hall, MU344
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 1970
Elisabeth Wright has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and continuo improviser at numerous festivals and concert series around the world, including the Boston and Berkeley Early Music festivals, Tage alter Musik, Tanglewood, Mostly Mozart Festival, Aston Magna, Lufthansa of London, Santa Fe, Sydney, Early Music Vancouver, Festival de Musica Antigua de Bogotà, Bolzano, and Festival Cervantino in Mexico.
Ms. Wright has been a member of Duo Geminiani with violinist Stanley Ritchie since 1974. She has performed solo recitals and made guest appearances with Tafelmusik, Seattle, Vancouver and Portland Baroque. She frequently collaborates with artists of international renown, including performances with Les Sonatistes and as a guest artist with Ye Olde Friends and Musica Ficta.
Ms. Wright has recorded for Focus, Centaur, Musical Heritage, Milan-Jade, Classic Masters, and Pro Musica Antiqua labels. She is in demand for master classes and summer courses in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Wright has served as artistic director of projects devoted to musical settings of Italian baroque poetry. Her "Marino and Music: a Marriage of Expressive Rhetorical Gesture" was published in The Sense of Marino: Literature, Fine Arts and Music; she has also published reviews for Early Keyboard Journal.
Ms. Wright is a founding member of the Seattle Early Music Guild and Bloomington Early Music Associates. She serves as a board member of the Early Music America and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.