Conductor | Educator | creative

Elizabeth Askren

Conductor | Educator | creator

"Elizabeth Askren’s conducting captured the score’s magic."
-The Wall Street Journal, 2022

"...Askren inspired virtuosic achievements from the pit, from seamless ensemble playing to exposed, characterful solos, all beautifully rendered..."
-Opera Today, 2022

Praised for “inspiring virtuosic achievements from the pit” (Opera Today) and “palpable happiness” (Le Monde) from the artists with whom she collaborates, Elizabeth Askren empowers musicians around the world as a conductor, educator, and cultural activist.


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May 8, 2024

Recipient of the OPERA America Awards 2024 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors

OPERA America has announced the recipients of the 2024 Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors

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February 29, 2024
Broadway World

Elizabeth Askren Named Hawai'i Opera Theatre's Inaugural Principal Guest Conductor

Of Askren's appointment, Morgan says, "We needed someone who not only has experience with contemporary works but is also sensitive to singers' needs and with a nurturing approach, since HOT typically engages younger singers..."

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