Elizabeth Pridgen, Pianist
Elizabeth Pridgen is a Distinguished Artist and Chair of Piano at the McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon and holds the Fabian Piano Chair at the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University. She was recently named the new Artistic Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players, and her recent concerts include Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Recital Halls, Merkin Hall, Long Island’s Tilles Center, the Kosciuszko Foundation, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Ravinia Festival’s “Rising Stars Series” and recitals in London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Washington D.C., Miami, San Francisco. Festivals include Rome Chamber Music, Colorado’s Strings Music Festival, Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, River To River Festival, Water Island Music Festival, and Madison Chamber Music Festival. She has performed with the Cortona Trio, Diaz String Trio, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, American String Quartet, and Georgian Chamber Players.
Her Master of Music degree is from The Juilliard School where she studied with Joseph Kalichstein and her Bachelor’s degree is from Peabody Conservatory as a student of Ann Schein. Her recording of Liszt’s transcription of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy with violist Jennifer Stumm was released by Orchid Classics in 2014.