Elizaveta is in an ABRSM scholar at the Royal College of Music, specialising in solo performance, chamber music and orchestral playing.
Elizaveta Saul is a 18-year-old violinist from Belarus. She was born in Minsk and came to study at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, Great Britain in September 2012. Her violin teacher here is Jan Repko. She started playing the violin at the age of seven and studied in Republican College of Music in Minsk with Galina Ageichenko and later with Elena Malceva. During this period of time she participated in several competitions and festivals, including ‘Young Musician – Tallinn 2010’ (Tallinn, Estonia, 2nd prize), Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (Llangollen, Wales, 1st prize as a member of a group called ‘Smile’), ‘Music of Hope – 2011’ (Gomel, Belarus, 3rd prize). She took part in master-classes with well-known musicians, such as Tatiana Samouil (Belgium), Michael Gotsdiner (Moscow) and Oliver Charlier (France). She also took active part in concerts in various concert halls of Belarus, including together with the Belarusian State Chamber and Symphony orchestras. At Chetham’s, under Elizaveta’s leadership, her string quartet takes part in various concerts and master-classes including lessons with Richard Ireland at the Chamber Studio in London, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pavel Fischer, Jan Talich, the Carducci Quartet, and others. The Saul Quartet has now also participated in the National Wigmore Hall String Quartet weekend three years in a row, and this year they have been selected to perform in Wigmore Hall in April. Earlier on, they also got selected to represent Chetham’s in an exchange trip with the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, Norway, where apart from giving solo and quartet concerts, they also performed as a sextet in collaboration with the students from Barratt Due. Elizaveta is also a member of Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra. She won the Chetham’s concerto competition held in February 2014 and performed Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto in October at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Milton Court in London accompanied by the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann, receiving positive feedback from the critics – Robert Matthew-Walker from the Classical Source and Martin Anderson from Toccata Classics. In August 2015 Elizaveta received a scholarship from Miss E.B. Wrigthson’s Charitable Trust which enabled her to participate in New Virtuosi summer music course held in Duino, Italy, where she performed a number of concerts in various settings as well as receiving lessons from top class violin teachers. In September 2015 Elizaveta had an honour to be the first performer to play in the new Stoller Hall as part of the official naming ceremony at Chetham’s School of Music. Following her music college auditions, she has been offered an ABRSM scholarship from the Royal College of Music, which will cover her full tuition fees as an overseas student for the duration of her Bachelor of Music course.
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