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Elizabeth Abbate

Music History Faculty

Elizabeth Abbate earned a B.A. and M.M. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She studied violin with Philip Lewis, Syoko Aki, Shirley Givens, Koichiro Harada and Karen Clarke, and she held a Whiting fellowship from 1994–1995 and a teaching fellowship at Harvard University from 1989–1994 and again in 1997. Additionally, her paper on Mahler's First Symphony was delivered at the New England Chapter meeting of American Musicological Society in 1994.

Abbate has performed as an orchestral violinist with the Handel and Haydn Society, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the Boston Ballet, Boston Baroque, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Early Music Ensemble of Boston, the Leonora String Quartet, the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, Emmanuel Music and on the Boston Lyric Opera recording of Salamone Rossi Hebreo in conjunction with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and the Early Music Ensemble of Boston. She has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Bach Society and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

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