Thursday, 16 December, 2021 | 6:00 PM

Elizabeth Dorman

Award-winning pianist and SF-native Elizabeth Dorman has been a notable part of the local music scene since her debut with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. She’s recently been heard in the Symphony’s SoundBox series, as a soloist with the Santa Rosa Symphony, and in the Hear | Together piano marathon.



Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
English Suite No. 5 in E Minor, BWV 810
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Passepied I
VI. Passepied II
VII. Gigue

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in F Minor, K. 69
Sonata in D Major, K. 435
Sonata in D Major, K. 436

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
Passacaille in B Minor from 8em ordre

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
Passacaille in B Minor from 8em ordre

About the artist

Praised by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle for her “elegance and verve,” pianist Elizabeth Dorman enjoys performing music both new and old as a soloist and chamber musician. A finalist of the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition, Elizabeth has been widely recognized as a leading performer for her inquisitive interpretations of Bach’s music on the modern piano.

Elizabeth has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Louisville Orchestra, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Leipzig Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Symphony Parnassus, Folsom Lake Symphony, and as a soloist for interdisciplinary projects at New World Symphony. She has been presented as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including the Kennedy Center, Davies Symphony Hall, Herbst Theater, Merkin Hall, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Leipzig’s Hochschule für Musik, and her live solo performances have been nationally broadcast on NPR and public radio. She has appeared at festivals including Tanglewood, Britt, Sarasota, Aspen, Toronto Summer Music, Icicle Creek, and Banff Centre.

Working with the Bridge Arts Ensemble, Stony Brook University, and the Ross McKee Foundation, Elizabeth has produced concerts, lectures, and workshops for music students and was honored with the Father Merlet Award from Pro Musicis for her work training high school music students in community engagement.

A native of San Francisco, Elizabeth began her training in piano and double bass at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under Paul Hersh and Stephen Tramontozzi. She was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University where she studied with Gilbert Kalish. Other important mentors in her musical development include Robert Levin, the Emerson String Quartet, Christina Dahl, Wu Han, Mark Sokol, Emmanuel Ax, and Arthur Haas.