: Elizabeth Knudson is currently composer-in-residence of Vancouver-based Allegra Chamber Orchestra, and an Associate of the Canadian Music Centre. She has had works performed by the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Phoenix Chamber Choir, musica intima, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Turning Point Ensemble, RTSH Radio Television Orchestra (Albania), and Duo Ahlert & Schwab (Germany), among others. Recent highlights include being guest host of the first international edition of “Making Waves” new music programme (Australia). Recent works include a jazz concerto (“Blueprint”), a work for sitar, clarinet, and string trio, (“A Drop of Honey”), premiered at the Indian Summer Festival in Burnaby, BC, Canada, a work for cello octet (“Acqua”) in collaboration with a choreographer and four dancers, premiered in Vancouver, Canada, and a work for quartet and orchestra (“Equinox”)—taken on tour through Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo with Music Progressive Quartet, and the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. Outside of composing, Elizabeth is a freelance cellist and music instructor. Her latest challenge is learning to play the sitar.