Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen has distinguished herself as a soloist and chamber musician. Named artistic director of the Atlanta Chamber Players in 2014, she recently celebrated the group’s 40th anniversary and has performed both new and standard chamber works to critical acclaim. Recent highlights include her solo debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Spano and a multicity tour with violinist Robert McDuffie.
Ms. Pridgen has toured throughout the United States and Europe and performs regularly at festivals including the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Rome, the Aspen Music Festival, the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival, the Madison Chamber Music Festival, and the Kon-Tiki Chamber Music Festival in Oslo, Norway. An avid chamber performer, she is a member of the Cortona Trio and Georgian Chamber Players. Ms. Pridgen is Piano Chair and a Distinguished Artist at the McDuffie Center for Strings and holds the G. Leslie Fabian Piano Chair at Mercer University.
She received her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School where she studied with Joseph Kalichstein and earned her bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Music as a student of Ann Schein.