Elizabeth Newkirk

Elizabeth Newkirk

Title: Co-Founder, Pianist
Company: Bow & Hammer
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Elizabeth Newkirk, Pianist at Roosevelt University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in musical education.

For Ms. Newkirk, her interest in music started with piano lessons at the age of seven years old. Furthermore, Ms. Newkirk enrolled at Columbia College in Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance in 2010. During this time, she also worked as a keyboard faculty member with the aforementioned institution, later joining the Merit School of Music in Chicago as a piano faculty member until 2016.

In 2012, Ms. Newkirk and a colleague, Kathryn Satoh, founded Bow & Hammer, a violin and piano collective based in Chicago. Together, the group curates performances that are a modern-day spin on classical music. Academically, she concluded her efforts with a Master of Arts in piano performance from the aforementioned institution in 2016. In the past, Ms. Newkirk also contributed to the Chicago College of Performing Arts in Chicago. Mentors who Ms. Newkirk attributes her success to include Angela Yoffe, Mary Sauer, Cliff Colnot, and Sylvia Wang. Her writing samples have explored Szymanowski and folklore narratives, the differing perspectives of Americana from the music of Bernstein and Copland, and modern ideas for chamber music and the classical music world.

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