Described as "a lovely force," Texas native Liz O’Neal started the violin at the early age of three. Among her many awards and scholarships, Ms. O’Neal has been a two-time Texas All-State Musician, the winner of Amarillo Symphony Guild's Young Performers Competition Strings Division, and the 2005 recipient of the Charles Emmons Award. She made her professional debut at the age of 16 and since then has performed as a soloist in recitals throughout the United States and Europe.
She has studied under Chaiwat Rodsuwan, the late Suzanne Grooms, the late Helen Gerald, Corinne Stillwell, Keith Redpath, and Sally O'Reilly.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts-Music degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, teaches privately and freelances around the Twin Cities.
Liz actively supports the arts community and was involved with the Minnesota Orchestra's Crescendo Project Board from 2011-15 where she was Chair of the organization for two years. She also served on the Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors from 2013-15. In August 2011, she was nominated for Pollen’s “Under the Radar” leader for her leadership on the Crescendo Project board. Liz was the co-chair for the 2012 Minnesota Orchestra’s Crash the Ball along with Emily Clausman.
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Violinist and Instructor