Liz Freivogel is the violist of the Jupiter String Quartet, with which she has spent much of the past twenty years performing across the United States and abroad. She maintains a private studio of violists at the University of Illinois, where the Jupiters are Artists-in-Residence, and also helps to run the chamber music program.
Ms. Freivogel attended Oberlin Conservatory/College (double majoring in English and viola performance) and New England Conservatory, studying with the wonderful teachers Jeffrey Irvine, Kim Kashkashian, and Martha Katz. Chamber music mentors included members of the Cleveland and Takacs Quartets, as well as the cellist Oliver Edel. Ms. Freivogel grew up in a musical family, playing string quartets with her three siblings from a young age. Three of the four siblings are now professional string quartet musicians (the fourth became a physicist).
One of the most inspiring parts of Ms. Freivogel’s career has been the opportunity to collaborate with so many fantastic musicians. Some of her most frequent and supportive co-performers are Natasha Brofsky, James Dunham, Gilbert Kalish, Kim Kashkashian, Paul Katz, Jon Nakamatsu and Roger Tapping, as well as the Jasper, Parker, and Ying String Quartets.
In addition to winning top prizes in the Banff International and Fischoff National Chamber Music competitions with the Jupiter Quartet, Ms. Freivogel individually won prizes in the Primrose International Viola Competition, Oberlin Concerto Competition, and the American String Teachers Association Competition. She has taught several times at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Madeline Island Chamber Music.