DMusA, Eastman School of Music
Chamber musician and vocal coach. Elizabeth Buccheri has been assistant conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1987. She is founder and music director of the Chamber Music at North Park concert series. Previously she served as collaborative pianist for Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute for Young Artists and pianist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has previously performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vermeer and Shanghai String Quartets, Midori, Gil Shaham, Pawel Berman, Suzanne Mentzer, Samuel Ramey, and Sherrill Milnes. Her solo and chamber music recordings can be found on the CRI, Spectrum, Sony, Cedille, Boston, and Albany labels. She has provided musical preparation for numerous performances and recordings by Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. She studied with Brooks Smith at the Eastman School of Music. She is the first American musician to receive the Sir Georg Solti Foundation Award.