Mary-Elizabeth Brown - beginning & intermediate violin expert
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About Mary-Elizabeth Brown
Mary-Elizabeth BrownMary-Elizabeth Brown is a Canadian violinist who began her career at the age of five through the Suzuki method. She obtained degrees from the University of Toronto as well as l’Université de Montreal, which is where she did her doctoral research as a Schmeelk Fellow.
Mary-Elizabeth is both a performer and a teacher. She has been invited as a soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, North America, and South America more than forty times. Mary-Elizabeth has also played in various festivals, including the Festival Campos do Jordão in Brazil, Mozarteum Uruguay, the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, and in many others in Canada, such as the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, Indian River Festival, Elora Festival, and Banff Summer Arts Festival. She recorded the last three Mozart Violin Concerti for Mozart Effect, and they were released throughout the world in 2017. She was the concertmaster of YOA Orchestra of the Americas from 2006 to 2008. From 2007 to 2009, she also led the Britten-Pears Orchestra. She was associate concertmaster of Orchestra London Canada from 2006 to 2015 and concertmaster of Sinfonia Toronto, which is an award-winning chamber orchestra, from 2007 to 2016. Mary-Elizabeth is now the Bielak-Hartmann Concertmaster of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.
Mary-Elizabeth’s teaching career consists of her role as a clinician, adjudicator, and speaker. She has promoted workshops in the Aldeburgh Young Musicians Programs as well as the Neojiba Project in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. In 2008, she led the Sembrando Talentos project in Montevideo and collaborated with Mozarteum Uruguay. She was a key part in developing the El Sistema program in London, Canada. Furthermore, Mary-Elizabeth has been a clinician for many string workshops and retreats, both public and high school, in and out of Canada. Strings Around The World is her initiative for making music education and training for teachers available to violinists around the world; additionally, it has promoted outreach projects in developing countries every year. She is also a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
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lupe on November 30, 2015 @2:43 pm PST
Can you do a video teach us how to do vibrato ?
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on November 30, 2015 @5:03 pm PST
Hi Lupe and thank you for your question.

We have already several videos on vibrato that can interest you:

I hope you'll find them useful!
Kata Krápicz on September 24, 2015 @12:13 pm PST
Hi Mary-Elizabeth,

Firstly, sorry for my bad engilsh, but I'm hungarian. Smiley Face
I loved your last video (How to Make a Beautiful Sound on Violin). It was very useful to me, because I've played on the violin for 8 years.
I know, it sounds a very long time period...but I'm not very skillful in violin-playing. My greatest problem is that: I can't play music by ear. :(
I bet you can, because you're very talented. Smiley Face
And I have a special request for you, if it's not a problem. (I hope)
So there is my favourite song (Hungarian, but it also have a french version) and I would like to play it on my violin. But I can't find it's sheet music anywhere. :( I don't want to play the whole song, just a little bit of it (a violin solo) 0:18-0:38
Please listen this song:
And please send me to it's short sheet music. I would be very happy Smiley Face
My email adress is:

Have a good day, goodbye
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on September 24, 2015 @12:17 pm PST
Kata, that music is likely to be an original composition. Do you know the name of the composer?
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