Elizabeth Macdonald is Director of Strings at Washington University in St. Louis, conductor of the Washington University Chamber Orchestra, director of chamber ensembles and instructor of cello and viola da gamba. As a cellist, she has held positions with the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in Glasgow, and performed with the St. Louis Symphony, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Scottish Opera and the Polish Chamber Orchestra. She recently released a CD of her own multiple-cello arrangements, Cellorific. She has performed solo and chamber music concerts all over the world for audiences that range from the Queen of England to Indian tribes of the southwestern United States.

Elizabeth Macdonald gives solo recitals in the mid-west and performs regularly with the Bach Society of St. Louis.  On Monday, September 20, 2010, she will perform with harpsichordist Charles Metz at the DUC Center at Washington University in a program entitled: The Golden Age of the Viol, music of Bach, Telemann and Marais.  The duo will repeat the program at Augustana College on September 25, 2010.