Elizabeth Anderson completed a Master of Music degree at the University of Melbourne in 1984 in Harpsichord Performance and Musicology and later a B.Litt in modern languages. She is a Principal player with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and teaches Chamber Music and Harpsichord Performance at The Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne. Performances as a soloist have included concertos with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Sydney Opera House Orchestra and concerts in the Melbourne International Festival, the Adelaide Festival. European concert tours every second year have seen her perform in the City of London Festival, the Dublin Early Music Festival, the Vendsyssel Festival (Denmark) and the University of the Arts, Berlin. “an exceptional program and an exceptional artist” – in these words, German critic, Albrecht Schmidt described her harpsichord playing in Darmstadt’s International Summer Organ series. Choral singing has been a lifelong passion for Anderson, who joined her first choir at the age of six. She was a founding member of the Choir of Ormond College and managed ten European tours for that choir between 1987 and 2005. She managed the Australian Chamber Choir’s activities from its inception in 2007, including six concert tours of Europe and three of Australia, more than 200 concerts in total. From 1 May 2019, she accepted the role of Manager of Artistic Planning and Development. Her first program as Manager of Artistic Planning is Terra Australis – Land of the Imagination. She is married to Douglas Lawrence. They have a son, Jacob Lawrence, who sang with the ACC from 2010 to 2016 and is currently studying towards a Masters Degree in Early Music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

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