A specialist in both classical guitar and various early guitars and lutes, Elizabeth Brown is a very active performer in the Pacific Northwest. Known for her musically passionate performances, she has given solo recitals and performed concertos throughout the West Coast from Vancouver to Southern California, and has been a featured soloist for the Seattle Bach Choir, Fresno Pacific University's Musica Pacifica Baroque, the Northwest Chamber Chorus and St. Mark's Cathedral Associates. She has been featured on Channel 9's "KCTS Connects" program, and has given numerous radio interviews and performances.
An enthusiastic advocate for the guitar and lute, Ms. Brown has given numerous outreach performances at schools, senior centers, and community centers for the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the Seattle Early Music Guild. She is head of the Guitar and Lute program at Pacific Lutheran University, runs a private studio for children and adults, and has taught at Seattle Pacific University and the Music Center of the Northwest.
Also active as a chamber musician, Ms. Brown is a member of Baroque Northwest and the Puget Sound Consort, and has appeared with ArtsWest, Seattle ProMusica, Contrafacta and the City Cantábile Choir. She is a founding member of the early music group Le Nuove Musiche, which has released the recording Dolce Desio: The Birth of the Baroque in Italy, France and England. Ms. Brown and duet partner Gus Denhard have performed in Seattle and Wenatchee, WA, at the Berkeley Early Music on the Fringe Festival, and at the La Conner Summer Water Music Festival.
Ms. Brown graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with Bachelor of Arts and Music degrees in Guitar and Lute Performance under the direction of Steven Novacek. She has also had additional studies with early music specialists Paul O'Dette, Pat O'Brien, Margriet Tindemans and Ronn McFarlane, as well as guitarists David Russell, Paul Galbraith and Eliot Fisk.