Liz Kitts comes from a musical family and is a fourth generation professional violinist. She began playing the violin when she was 18 months old and was taught by her parents, Saundra Buscemi Kitts (first violinist, The Florida Orchestra) and Stewart Kitts (former Associate Concertmaster, The Florida Orchestra). Since then, she has studied with Jeffrey Multer (Concertmaster, The Florida Orchestra), Skye Carman (Holland Symfonia), Dan Jordan (Concertmaster, Sarasota Orchestra), and Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez (violin professor, Stetson University).
Kitts has been a finalist in the Bach Festival Concerto Competition and a two-time 2nd place winner of the Marcia P. Hoffman Scholarship Concerto Competition. In the summers of 2006 and 2007, she attended the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC and in 2008 attended the Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, NY also known for producing violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Joshua Bell.
Ms. Kitts has traveled to Europe and New York performing in various recital halls including the Haydn Hall at Esterházy Palace in Vienna, Austria and Carnagie Hall in New York City. Most recently, she has toured Japan with the Hollywood Festival Orchestra in January of 2017.
She currently plays in eight orchestras spanning the southeast throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Florida.
Along with her classical training, she has performed in a multitude of genres appearing with artists such as Rod Stewart, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, Sting, Adam Levine, Martina McBride, Clay Aiken, The Irish Tenors, and others.
Liz Kitts has been Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at Stetson University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance.