“Phenomenal music making” – “Captivating and Electrifying” – are just two accolades that music critics on both sides of the Atlantic have bestowed on violinist Elizabeth Zeltser. Elizabeth Zeltser’s appearances in the world’s music capitals have been hailed by critics and audiences alike as major musical events.
Elizabeth Zeltser continues a family line of immense musical talent. She is the great-granddaughter of violinist and conductor, Mark Pester, a pupil of Leopold Auer as well as a classmate of Jascha Heifetz. Her father and frequent recital collaborator is the renowned concert pianist Mark Zeltser.
Ms. Zeltser began her violin studies at age three and made her New York orchestral debut performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto the following year. At age five, she appeared on Israeli television, an event which was televised internationally. European concert tours with appearances in Paris and Rome followed as well as a highly acclaimed recital at the United Nations in New York City.
Ms. Zeltser studied with the famed Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. While still a student, she won the prestigious Juilliard Concerto Competition and as a result, made her Lincoln Center orchestral debut. She continued her studies at the Moscow Conservatory and at Manhattan School of Music.
Elizabeth Zeltser has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Russia, and South America. Her most recent performances include a European tour with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. She also performed as soloist during the inauguration of Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome playing the Barber violin concerto. In addition to her solo and orchestral performances, Miss Zeltser is an acclaimed chamber musician.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Musical Art degree. She is fluent in four languages and is an accomplished swimmer and wind-surfer.