Dr. Elizabeth Ramos Torres is a violinist who specializes in classical and mariachi music. Formally trained in the Suzuki Method since the age of two, Dr. Torres attended such prestigious music programs as the Interlochen Arts Academy, Tanglewood Festival, and Aspen Music Festival, before completing a Bachelor of Music in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Elizabeth has appeared in recitals and chamber music concerts in the United States and Mexico. She has performed extensively with the Missouri Symphony, the Kingsbury Ensemble, the Bach Society at Powell Symphony Hall, and has twice premiered new pieces for chamber ensemble with the Sphinx Virtuosi Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. Solo performances with orchestra include concertos by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Barber, and Lalo. Recently, Dr. Torres performed with famed pop group The Black Eyed Peas, and with international pop icon Stevie Wonder.
Dr. Torres holds a Master of Music in violin performance with a Suzuki pedagogy emphasis from The Hartt School of Music, and a Doctor of Music in violin performance from Florida State University College of Music.
Elizabeth is a former faculty member of the Community Music School of Webster University, and East Central College in Union, MO. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Torres joined the faculty of Greenville ISD Suzuki Strings outside of Dallas, Texas, where she currently resides.
Raised in a large Mexican family, Elizabeth played mariachi music as a teenager, in addition to traditional classical repertoire, and has played with several mariachi groups throughout the United States.