section of the 2008 BBC TV Young Musician of the Year competition. In 2008 she also won the Liverpool Performing Arts Instrumentalist of the Year award. In February 2013 Elizabeth won the People to People Chester music exchange competition which took her to the United States of America where she played Reinecke’s Flute concerto in D Major with the Lakewood Symphony Orchestra (Colorado) in April 2014.
In 2009 she obtained her Dip. ABRSM Diploma whilst at Chethams’s School of Music. Also in 2009 Elizabeth moved to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for her Undergraduate and Master’s degree (formally known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) where she studies with Katherine Bryan (Principal Flute of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra), Ruth Morley, (Red Note Ensemble and Scottish Flute Trio) and Janet Richardson (Principal Piccolo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra).
Whilst studying here Elizabeth has had the opportunity to complete 3 orchestral mentoring schemes, 2 with the Scottish Opera, and 1 recently with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Elizabeth was also the winner of the 2013 Governors Recital Prize for Woodwind which saw her partake in a showcase concert at the Conservatoire. Elizabeth has given a number of solo recitals across the country and has recently performed the Doppler Concerto for Two Flutes with Matthew Howells and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Wind Orchestra. She is a member of the Highland Band the Royal Regiment of Scotland 7 Scots, playing in the Wind band, the Ceilidh group and recently in the Soul band doing vocals. With the Highland Band Elizabeth has had the opportunity to travel around the UK and the world.
Although music takes up most of her time she also enjoys many outdoor activities including scuba diving and horse riding.
Elizabeth is developing a career combining orchestral work, solo recitals and teaching the flute and general music skills in a community setting.
At aged 10 Elizabeth won the Halton Young Musician of the Year in 2002 where she won the section, age group and the overall competition. It was this competition that started off her career in music.
Elizabeth Lawton was accepted by Chetham's School of Music, at the age of 11 where she gave numerous performances in solo recitals, chamber music and the school's Symphony Orchestra across the UK, Isle of Mann, Ireland and Jersey.
In 2003/2004 she was principal flute player in the National Children's Orchestra and the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. Between 2002 and 2008 Elizabeth was awarded the Morgan Leech Warrington Young Musician of the Year trophy, won numerous classes at the Rochdale and Chester Music Festivals and most notable was a finalist in the woodwind