Elizabeth Cook, cello

Cook, Lizzy

Elizabeth Cook is a Boston based cellist who grew up in North Carolina where she studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She went on to obtain degrees from Mannes College and SUNY Purchase, where she studied with renowned cellists such as Marcy Rosen, Brooks Whitehouse, Zvi Plesser and Julia Lichten. In 2018 Elizabeth was awarded a Gloria Miner Fellow at the 2018 Sitka International Cello Seminar and performed as soloist with the Western Piedmont Wind Symphony in the “Music Beyond Borders” concert series which highlighted the stories of refugees. Elizabeth’s passion for social change has driven her to serve in many different places all over the world such as Sounds of Palestine, an orchestral program for refugee youth, in Bethlehem and Children of Cambodia, a sponsorship program for orphans in Cambodia. Elizabeth spent three years as a cello teacher for Al Kamandjati, a music organization that exists to teach music to Palestinian children, especially those in marginalized areas. Currently, she performs with Shelter Music Boston and is on faculty at musiConnects and Milton Academy.