- Artist-Faculty Emeritus
Elizabeth Buccheri, chamber musician and vocal coach, was assistant conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago from 1987 to 2013. Previously, she served as collaborative pianist for Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute for Young Artists and pianist for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has toured as pianist of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed with the Vermeer and Shanghai string quartets, and with Midori, Gil Shaham, Michelle DeYoung, Vinson Cole, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Hampson, Sherrill Milnes, and Susanna Phillips. Her recordings can be found on the CRI, Spectrum, Sony, Cedille, Boston, and Albany labels. She is the first American to receive the Sir Georg Solti Foundation Award. A dedicated teacher, Ms. Buccheri has given master classes at The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, AMFS, Lawrence Conservatory, and the music academies of Lithuania and Latvia. As a faculty member at Northwestern University, Buccheri supervised the collaborative piano program in the Bienen School of Music from 2000 to 2013. Ms. Buccheri is a native of South Carolina and was educated at Winthrop University and the Eastman School of Music, from which she received the performer’s certificate in piano and Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Buccheri is an artist-faculty member of the New Horizons program, which is made possible by an endowment gift by Kay and Matthew Bucksbaum.