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

September

The Bassanos

Homage to the recorder family
Sun 29.09.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche,
Historical Museum Basel

October

Magnum opus musicum 1604

Tribute to Orlando di Lasso
Sun 27.10.24 18:15 Concert

Martinskirche
Basel

November

Du Fay 550

Music for a lifetime
Sun 24.11.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche
Historisches Museum Basel

December

Now sing and rejoice

Sing-along Concert
Sun 29.12.24 17:45 Workshop 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche