The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair

Elizabeth Beilman, a native of Wichita, Kansas, joined the North Carolina Symphony in 1988 and serves as the orchestra’s Associate Principal Cello. She is also a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Chamber Orchestra. Since coming to Raleigh, she has performed in numerous recitals and ensembles in N.C. and has appeared as soloist with the North Carolina Symphony. Before her arrival in North Carolina, Beilman was Artist-in Residence for two years at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. During that time, she toured throughout Canada, performed with Felix Galamir and with Menachem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio, and was featured at the Shawnigan Lake Festival in British Colombia.  She is a co-founder of Aurora Musicalis with husband Jimmy Gilmore.

Beilman holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from the Indiana University School of Music. While at I.U., she held a faculty position of Associate Instructor and served as Assistant to Fritz Magg, Distinguished Professor of Music. Other cello teachers were Anner Bylsma, Aldo Parisot, and Paul Tortelier. Her extensive background in chamber music includes studies with Rostislav Dubinsky, Josef Gingold, and Peter Oundjian. She has recorded for the Albany label as a member of Aurora Musicalis. Dedicated to music education, she is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute and Co-Director of the Lamar Stringfield Music Camp. In addition, she maintains a thriving studio of accomplished cello students.