Elizabeth Challenger was born in Paris in 1982 to a French mother and a Scottish father. From her youngest days, she consistently showed potential at the piano, and displayed her interest and talent in music-making in a broad range of activities.
She studied piano from an early age at the Conservatoire near Paris, where she was awarded a distinction with congratulations from the jury for her final recital. She then moved to London where she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Caroline Palmer, and obtained a Bachelor of Music Degree with Honours in 2005.
Her main repertoire for solo performance includes in particular French piano music of the early twentieth century. She is currently specialising in the accompaniment of singers, showing specific interest in French Melodies. Her favourite composers at this time are Bach, Debussy, Wolf and Brahms.
Elizabeth has been performing recitals as a soloist, as an accompanist and as part of chamber music groups all over the UK ( including the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Festival Hall in London) , and all over Europe with great success.
Elizabeth has just graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with Distinction in Piano Accompaniment. In the past year, she won the “highly commended” prize for both the Scott Huxley Prize and the Webb Award for Piano Accompanists.
"You should even keep an eye out for Elizabeth Challenger in the corner, on the piano. Her energetic performance on the piano is a surprisingly watchable delight"
Performance Reviewed, Rita & La Serva Padrona
"Their singing is accompanied impressively by only one musician – pianist Elizabeth Challenger"
The Upcoming, Le Docteur Miracle
"I must also mention the pianist Elizabeth Challenger, who performed live and provided a wonderful musical backing to the action on stage"
Everything Theatre, Le Docteur Miracle
"Elizabeth Challenger is a sensitive and discreet accompanist"
Broadway Baby, Le Docteur Miracle