Elizabeth Wallfisch

Biography

Born: January 28, 1952; Melbourne, Australia  
Ever since her emergence in the early 1970s, Elizabeth Wallfisch has pursued a triple-threat career as a violinist with a range of repertory from the Baroque to the contemporary, and as a conductor/leader of various period music ensembles. She was a natural musician from early childhood and made her debut as a concerto soloist at age 12. She also performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the final of the ABC Concerto Competition and Read more later studied under Fredericke Grinke at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she distinguished herself with the President's Prize and other awards. Her other early awards include the Franco Gulli Senior Prize for violin at the Accademica Chigiana at age 20 and a shared win of the Mozart Memorial Prize later that year. She distinguished herself as a Baroque specialist in 1974 when she won the prize for most outstanding performance of Bach in the Carl Flesch Competition. Wallfisch emerged as a recitalist in the mid-1970s, as well as performing as a guest soloist with various orchestras in her native Australia and in England. After establishing herself as a concert artist in England with the London Mozart Players and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Wallfisch turned her attention and skills toward the Baroque violin and began developing her reputation and technique in that highly specialized area, as a conductor and leader, as well as a soloist. Her broadcasts and early recordings led Wallfisch to found the Locatelli Trio in 1989 in collaboration with Paul Nicholson and Richard Tunnicliffe, through which she began giving recitals of Baroque music, and she has regularly led the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Wallfisch's most notable recordings have been in conjunction with the latter group, with which she has done the complete violin concerto works of Johann Sebastian Bach and Franz Josef Haydn. She has also performed the works of C.P.E. Bach, J.M. Kraus, and Josef Myslivecek, and such English composers as Thomas Arne. Although most closely identified with Baroque repertory, Wallfisch has also performed such works as Johannes Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello and Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. Her repertory extends up to such late Romantics as Richard Strauss, post-Romantics including Igor Stravinsky, modernists including Dmitry Shostakovich, and to the works of contemporary Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe and Esther Rofe. Wallfisch has held academic positions, including artist-in-residence at Melbourne University, but is primarily a performing musician. Her engagements have included tours with the Hanover Band under Roy Goodman during the 2000-01 season. She is married to cellist Raphael Wallfisch, with whom she has also performed. Read less

Biography

Born: January 28, 1952; Melbourne, Australia  
Ever since her emergence in the early 1970s, Elizabeth Wallfisch has pursued a triple-threat career as a violinist with a range of repertory from the Baroque to the contemporary, and as a conductor/leader of various period music ensembles. She was a natural musician from early childhood and made her debut as a concerto soloist at age 12. She also performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the final of the ABC Concerto Competition and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12, No.1: I. Allegro con brio
Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12, No.1: II. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
Sonata No.1 in D, Op.12, No.1: III. Rondo (Allegro)
Sonata No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3: I. Allegro con spirito
Sonata No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3: II. Adagio con molt'espressione
Sonata No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3: III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23, No.3: I. Presto
Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23, No.3: II. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Sonata No.4 in A minor, Op.23, No.3: III. Allegro molto
Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24, "Spring": I. Allegro
Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24, "Spring": II. Adagio molto espressivo
Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24, "Spring": III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Sonata No.5 in F, Op.24, "Spring": IV. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
I. Andante
II. Molto Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. -
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
I. Overture
II. Entree
III. Bourree
IV. Loure: Grave
V. Menuet I (alternativement) - Menuet II
VI. Rondeau
I. Overture
II. Cajolerie
III. Rondeau
IV. Loure
V. Gavotte
VI. Menuet I (alternativement) - Menuet II
I. Overture
II. Badinage: Vivement
III. Rondeau
IV. Menuet I-II
V. Sarabande
VI. Caprice
VII. Gigue
I. Overture
II. Invention I: Modere
III. Invention II: Legerement
IV. Invention III: [Grave] - Vite - Grave - Vite - Grave - Vite
V. Invention IV: Avec douceur
VI. Invention V: Vivement
VII. Invention VI
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: I. [Allegro]
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: III. Allegro assai
Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Canon and Gigue in D: Gigue
Concerto for two violins in G major RV 516: I. Allegro molto
Concerto for two violins in G major RV 516: II. Andante (molto)
Concerto for two violins in G major RV 516: III. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
IV. Presto
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio - Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Grave
III. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Vivace
I. Allegro - Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Largo e puntato
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Presto
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Grave
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Allegro - Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Presto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave - Allegro - Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major Hob. I:105: I. Allegro
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major Hob. I:105: II. Andante
Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major Hob. I:105: III. Finale: Allegro con spirito
Violin Concerto in G major Hob.VIIa: 4: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in G major Hob.VIIa: 4: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in G major Hob.VIIa: 4: III. Finale : Allegro
Violin Concerto in C major Hob. VIIa: 1: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto in C major Hob. VIIa: 1: II. Adagio molto
Violin Concerto in C major Hob. VIIa: 1: III. Finale: Presto
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: I. [Allegro]
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: III. Allegro assai
Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in E BWV1042: III. Allegro assai
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: I. Vivace
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: II. Largo ma non tanto
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV1043: III. Allegro
Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: I. Allegro
Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: II. Adagio
Concerto in D for 3 violins (reconstructed from Concerto for 3 harpsichords in C) BWV 1064: III. Allegro
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: I. Allegro
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: II. Adagio
Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings in C minor (reconstructed from Double Harpsichord Concerto in C minor) BWV1060: III. Allegro
Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto in D minor (reconstructed from Harpsichord Concerto in D minor) BWV1052: III. Allegro
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: I. Allegro
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: II. Adagio, ma non troppo, e dolce
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor BWV1044: III. Allabreve
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Adagio - Presto - Adagio -
II. Allamande
III. Gigue
IV. Aria
V. Sarabande -
VI. Finale: Presto
I. Praeludium
II. Allamande -
III. Balletto: Allegro
IV. Aria: Presto
V. Gigue: Presto
I. Praeludium: Allegro
II. Allamande
III. Amener: Presto
IV. Balletto
V. Gigue
VI. Ciacona: Canon in unisono
I. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio
II. Allamanda
III. Trezza: Presto
IV. Aria
V. Canario
VI. Gigue: Presto
VII. Polcinello: Presto
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Presto
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave - Allegro - Adagio
II. Vivace
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
I. Preludio
II. Allemanda
III. Corrente
I. Preludio
II. Allemanda
III. Air - Menuet
I. Preludio
II. Allemanda
III. Sarabanda
IV. Giga
I. Preludio
II. Allemanda
III. Gavotta
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. Preludio - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allemanda - Allegro
IV. Corrente - Presto
I. [Largo]
II. [Allegro]
III. [Adagio]
IV. [Adagio]
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Preludio - Largo
II. Corrente - Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Giga - Allegro
I. Preludio - Andante
II. Corrente - Allegro
III. Giga - Allegro
IV. Gavotta - Presto


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