Lizzy Pedersen has been playing violin for 24 years. She started in the Suzuki system with Mihoko Hirata. Then she studied with Irv Eisenberg of the Philadelphia String Quartet. She continued her studies with Emma McGrath, now concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. After that she continued on to the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied with Lina Bahn and briefly with Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet. Finally, she has taken a few lessons with Zachary Carrettin, Tekla Cunningham, Michiko Theurer, and Yi Zhao. She holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is a registered Suzuki teacher through Book 4. Her interests are not limited to classical violin, and expand into both the baroque world and the folk music genre. Her specialties are Bulgarian and Norwegian folk music. She spent several years as a part of the band Kafana Republik in the Seattle area. She is also the incoming Assistant Director of the Lilla Spelmanslag, also in Seattle.