Opera Coach | Pianist | Accompanist
Pianist Elizabeth Rossiter studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, gaining both Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees, many prizes and a major scholarship, and where she became the Junior Fellow in accompaniment.
She continued her postgraduate training on the accompanist course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating with Distinction, and where she became Accompaniment Fellow. During her time at Guildhall she studied with Paul Roberts, Eugene Asti and Charles Owen and was supported by awards from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, Thomas Wall Trust, the Cordwainers Company, and the Tobacco Pipe Makers’ Salzman Award. She was then répétiteur for the Guildhall Opera Course, supported by the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, The Music Students’ Hostel Trust and Norman Mims CBE and Heike Mims, and in July 2011 completed her time as Associate Trainee Répétiteur at the National Opera Studio, supported by an Alan Beurrier Bursary.
Competition successes include the Pianists’ Prize at the Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition, the Concordia Serena Nevill Prize, Second Prize in the Chelsea Schubert Festival Song Duo Prize and the Queen Mary II Accompaniment Prize for English Song at Guildhall School. She is a Samling Scholar, a Park Lane Group Young Artist and a Britten-Pears Young Artist.
Elizabeth Rossiter has performed widely throughout the UK and the rest of Europe. Venues have included the Wigmore, Barbican, and Bridgewater Halls, the Sage Gateshead and recitals at both the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group. She has given recitals in The Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, The Holywell Music Room, Oxford, the Edinburgh Fringe, St. Martin in the Fields and a Composer Focus Prom in the Proms in the Albert Hall, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, has performed on Radio 3’s programme ‘In Tune’, and at Kings Place. She is also the official accompanist for the National Mozart Singing Competition.
She was the pianist for BBC TV’s film This Little Life, for both series of Granada TV’s The Forsyte Saga and the Channel 4 documentary Churchill’s Mother. She has had regular coaching from Graham Johnson and Iain Burnside and also Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deutsch, Bengt Forsberg, Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said of her “from the beginning a remarkable musical talent and sensitive feel for the music showed clearly from Elizabeth Rossiter’s recital…”
In addition to her varied playing career, Elizabeth Rossiter very much enjoys teaching, both at the Guildhall School and privately.