Lizzie Burns

Double Bass

Lizzie Burns

Lizzie Burns is a sought-after and experienced bassist who performs regularly in chamber orchestras, continuo sections, rhythm sections, and new music ensembles. She has recorded for major motion picture soundtracks and record labels, has given dozens of world premieres, is a member of The Knights and A Far Cry, and is on faculty at the Hartt School of Music and the Mannes Conservatory at The New School. She draws inspiration from her colleagues and feels fortunate to work with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New Century Chamber Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, New York City Ballet Orchestra, The Knights, and A Far Cry. As an experienced historical bassist she has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society and Teatro Nuovo. She has premiered compositions by Julia Wolfe, Caroline Shaw, Pauline Oliveros, Andy Akihio, and Jörg Widmann, among many others. She has recorded for the Sony Masterworks, Naxos, and Nonesuch record labels and can be heard on the soundtracks of popular motion pictures including the HBO series Succession. As an alum of Ensemble Connect, a rigorous two-year fellowship program based at Carnegie Hall, she is an experienced teaching artist who equally enjoys engaging with audiences from the stage of Carnegie Hall as she does performing in homeless shelters and incarcerated communities, and working with public school students in the Bronx. Burns attended New England Conservatory and Boston University. Her primary teachers were Don Palma and Ed Barker, to whom she is eternally grateful.