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Lizzy Pedersen has been playing violin since the age of 3. She started in the Suzuki system with Mihoko Hirata, then studied with Irv Eisenberg of the Philadelphia String Quartet. Lizzy continued her studies with Emma McGrath, now concertmaster of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. After that, Lizzy continued on to the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied with Lina Bahn and briefly with Edward Dusinberre of the Takacs Quartet. Lizzy holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is a registered Suzuki teacher for Books 1 through 6.


Lizzy believes that any person can learn to play violin, as long as they are willing to put in the effort. She has been teaching violin since 2009, and running Pedersen Violin since 2018. Lizzy's interests are not limited to classical violin, and expand into the Balkan folk music genre. She spent several years as a part of the band Kafana Republik in the Seattle area. She also spent time as a TA of the children's Swedish music group Lilla Spelmanslag, also in Seattle. Lizzy is now based out of Everett, Washington. She plays with Învârtim and Orkestar RTW.


Lizzy has freelanced with groups such as Northwest Sinfonietta, NOCCO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Chorale, Rainier Chorale, Bellevue Opera, PLU Choral Union, Sound Ensemble, Great Bend Center for Music, Blessed Sacrament Parish, and Emerald Ballet Theatre. She has served as concertmaster with Lake Union Civic Orchestra and Octava Chamber Orchestra. Lizzy is also a Frisch & Denig Custom Chinrest Fitting Specialist.

Lizzy's Suzuki training is visible here:

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