Elizabeth
Rumsey


viola da
gamba
medieval fiddle,
Lirone
and recorder

Roots
I was born in England, I spent my childhood in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and as a teenager I lived in Australia.

Study
First I studied recorder in Sydney and later at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis: viola da gamba with Rebeka Ruso, recorder with Corina Marti and fiddle with Randall Cook.

Professional
I work as a freelance musician playing music from the 13th to the 18th century – mainly in small ensembles, often viol consort. But there is also seasonal work with orchestras and choirs playing some of the great baroque works.

Why
I didn’t choose this profession; I’ve always done a lot of music, and it was just an extension of what I was already doing anyway.

Elective Affinities
I love Patrick O’Brian’s novels – wonderful adventure stories with occasional musical references that make them stand out.

Sooner or later 2022 September
Grünewalds large violin 2022 April
Canziones para menestriles 2021 September
Ite, sospiri 2021 July
Happy Birthday, Henry! 2021 June
Odhecaton 2021 March
Paper, Ink, and Pen 2021 February
Cantate! 2020 December
Unheard of the Loire Valley 2020 July
Frölich being 2020 June

Baptism of Grünewald’s great violin

Concert recording April 2022

Happy Birthday, Henry! – Royal music

Livestream June 2021 “Happy Birthday, Henry!” – Royal music for the 520th birthday

2024

March

Continental Connection

The Robert Dow partbooks
Sun 24.03.24

April

Ad narragoniam

Music in the ship of fools
Sun 28.04.24 Intro 17:45 Concert 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel

May

Jouissance vous donneray

A picture comes to life
Sun 26.05.24 18:15

Barfüsserkirche
Historical Museum Basel