Elizabeth Dickenson, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, has been playing the violin since age three. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 2010, where she studied with Lynn Blakeslee, Mikhail Kopelman, and the Ying Quartet. In 2013 she received an Artist Diploma and Suzuki Certification from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, studying with Linda Wang.
While at Lamont, she had the privilege of performing in Showcase Lamont, both as a soloist and as a Chamber Competition winner with her most recent group, the Syncopa Quartet. In the spring of 2012, she received a Recital of Distinction award for the first of her three solo degree recitals. During her time in Denver, Ms. Dickenson enjoyed freelancing with many different musical organizations, playing all styles of music, while building a private teaching studio and sat as concertmaster with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra for three concert seasons.
Ms. Dickenson now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Geoffrey Pope, and mischievous cat, Verdi, and looks forward to new musical opportunities on the west coast. When she is not practicing, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, and skiing. Given her Alaskan upbringing, Elizabeth’s instrument is very dear to her, as it was crafted by Anchorage violinmaker John Osnes in 2001; her instrument allows her to bring a bit of home with her wherever she performs.