Elizabeth Koch

Elizabeth Koch is a member of the Adelaide Wind Quintet, Principal Flute of the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Koch studied piano with Clemens Leske for her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Adelaide. In the second year of the degree she took up the flute with Professor David Cubbin, graduating with First Class Honours in both flute and piano and then completing her Master of Music degree in Flute Performance in 1983. After only three years of playing the flute, Elizabeth joined the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and in the same year was Principal Flute of the Australian Youth Orchestra.

In 1976, Elizabeth was awarded a Churchill fellowship to study with Maxence Larrieu in Paris. During that period she performed in masterclasses with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Alain Marrion, Andras Adorjan and James Galway's class in Berne, Switzerland.

Elizabeth has performed as a soloist on many occasions with both the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra. In 1995 Elizabeth and Suzanne Handel were guest soloists with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra playing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. Elizabeth is an experienced chamber music player with highlights being performances of Schonberg's ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ with Marilyn Richardson in the Adelaide Festival and performances with Brenton Langbein and Die Kammermusiker Zurich.

Elizabeth is a highly regarded teacher with many of her former students playing at a professional level throughout Australia. Elizabeth performs regularly with harpist Suzanne Handel, she is a member of the Adelaide Wind Quintet, Principal Flute of the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and is a member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Elizabeth Koch is featured on the following titles

A Golden Christmas

Performer: Flute

Elizabeth Koch and Suzanne Handel. A superb collection of popular Christmas carols and songs, arranged for the charming combination of flute and harp.