"A remarkable virtuoso as well as an inspired
and insightful teacher."
Funfgeld, Artistic Director, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
"Her command of period practice is impressive; her presentation
convincing and practical. Few combine such intellectual depth with real
Koslaski, Head, String Department, Baldwin Wallace College
"Elizabeth Field makes
dazzling virtuosity look casual, and her genuine passion for the baroque
violin infected everyone in the room. Many converts to historical performance
style were made that day."
Nothnagle, Recording Engineer, Iowa City, Iowa
"Elizabeth Field is a phenomenal
coach and teacher; her generosity, insight and encouragement are a real
gift! As a passionate and committed consummate artist on both modern violin
and baroque violin, she is uniquely qualified to translate the baroque
idiom into accessible musical ideas, mechanics and 'language' for the
modern player; providing a way for every player who wishes to perform
in an authentic early music style."
MacCracken, director of Ensemble Gaudior
"Elizabeth.. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so
much for your wonderful visit to ISU last week! Your work and demonstration
of the baroque playing styles with our Chamber Orchestra was effectively
presented and so beautifully performed! Many of our students continue
to discuss the impact of your presentation on our upcoming performances
and performing aesthetic. This has made an important contribution to the
continuing evolution of our students! "
Dr. Glenn Block, Director of Orchestras and Opera, School of Music, Illinois
"Dear Liz: I want to thank you for one of the most impressive
guest artist concerts in recent memory. The way you alternated between
the highly specialized and the most informative yet invitingly irreverent
commentary and explication of the instruments, style, and repertoire,
made the concert into a real educational and artistic experience for our
students and other concertgoers.
On top of all that, you played enough violin (and violins!) for two concerts.
After a full program of two sonatas plus the Bach Chaconne, you picked
up your modernized Testori to premiere my fiendishly difficult unaccompanied
Chaconne as if you'd had nothing else to do all evening. I'm still hearing
comments on all of the music from my students days afterwards.
Thanks again for bringing your music to Illinois State University."
Dr. David Feurzeig, Associate Professor of Theory and Composition, Illinois
strking performance...beautifully styled."
The Washington Post
convert master & an extraordinary teacher Liz possesses the rare gift
of being both scholar and an artist.."
David Briskin, Music Director,
The National Ballet of Canada