Belvedere Concert Band
Our Musical Director - Elizabeth Worth BA(Hons), DipABRSM
Elizabeth began her musical studies at Redbridge Music School in 2001, and graduated from Colchester Institute in 2013 with a performance-based music degree with first-class honours. Primarily a clarinettist studying under Charles Hine, she won competitions for solo and duet clarinet performances as well as ensemble performances with the University clarinet choir, and she was awarded a distinction for her Associated Board Diploma in clarinet performance. During her time at university, Elizabeth led the Colchester Institute Symphonic Wind Orchestra and the Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra as principal clarinettist, and performed with Essex Youth Orchestra on E-flat clarinet. She also co-founded Dixie Jazz sextet 'TradJazzled' and saxophone quartet 'One Screw Loose' with whom she performs regularly, as well as playing in pit bands for musicals in Essex and East London, including 'Sweet Charity', 'Guys and Dolls', and 'The Addams Family'.
Elizabeth studied Conducting under Dr. Mark Bellis and has since led numerous wind ensembles, as well as taking over as Musical Director of Belvedere Concert Band. She currently performs with groups such as the British Clarinet Ensemble, who regularly tour in Europe and around Britain, and as a soloist; she was recently was given the opportunity to perform Artie Shaw's Clarinet Concerto with big-band backing provided by the Moonlighters' Wind Band in Colchester. She also sings regularly in choirs such as East London Evensong Choir, and teaches instrumental lessons to children and adults in London.