Violinist Elizabeth Fayette, praised by the New York Times for her “alluring, lustrous sound and seasoned virtuosity,” is the first violin of the Vega String Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at Emory University. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert, performing on the “Avery Fisher” Stradivarius. In addition to her appearances with the Vega Quartet, Ms. Fayette has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with musicians such as Jonathan Biss, Samuel Rhodes, Peter Stumpf, Mitsuko Uchida and Peter Wiley.
Ms. Fayette began attending the Juilliard Pre-College Division at the age of ten. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music as well as a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School. She also completed a two-year fellowship with Ensemble Connect (formerly ACJW), a program administered by Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School which supports young professional musicians in building careers as arts leaders in their communities.
Since moving to Atlanta in 2016, Ms. Fayette has maintained a small private studio. Her teaching focuses on strengthening foundational technical skills, improving independent problem solving, and cultivating a lifelong appreciation and love of the violin repertoire.