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Elizabeth Atherton read Music at Trinity College Cambridge before entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She has won several prestigious prizes including the 2001 Maggie Teyte Prize and the 2003 Handel Singing Competition. She is the recipient of the WNO Sir John Moores Award and WNO Chris Ball Bursary.

From 2004-07 she was an Associate Artist at Welsh National Opera, but is equally well known as a concert artist having worked with the London Symphony Orchrestra and Antonio Pappano, the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestre de Paris and the BBC Symphony with Pierre Boulez among many others.

In recital, she has appeared with Iain Burnside at venues including Wigmore Hall, and with Malcolm Martineau at the Aldeburgh Festival. She has broadcast frequently on BBC Radio 3, including Mahler and Strauss Lieder with BBC Symphony and Jiri Belohlavek and appearances on In Tune, and her recordings include Liszt’s Via Crucis and Missa Choralis with Matthew Best and the Corydon Singers (Hyperion), the solos on a disc of English Choral Favourites with the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus (EMI), her first recital disc, Classic Children’s Songs, with Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside (Just Accord) and Britten’s On this Island with Malcolm Martineau (Onyx).

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