Liz Kitts McBryde - Violinist
Liz Kitts McBryde 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 (1st Violinist, The Florida Orchestra) and Stewart Kitts (former Associate Concertmaster, The Florida Orchestra). Since her childhood, she has studied with Jeffrey Multer (Concertmaster, The Florida Orchestra), Dan Jordan (Concertmaster, Sarasota Orchestra), and Routa Kroumovitch-Gomez (Violin Professor, Stetson University).
Kitts McBryde has also attended summer festivals as part of her musical education including Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC and Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, NY known for producing violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Joshua Bell. Liz has been Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra at Stetson University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance.
Mrs. McBryde has traveled across the world performing in various recital halls including the Haydn Hall at Esterházy Palace in Vienna, Austria and Carnegie Hall in New York City. She has also toured Japan with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra in 2017 and 2019. Additionally, throughout Canada with Cirque Musica performing as an Aerial Violinist.
Along with her classical training, she has performed in a multitude of genres appearing with artists such as Rod Stewart, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Michael Bublé, Mannheim Steamroller, Sting, Adam Levine, Martina McBride, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Valli, Weird Al, and The WHO.
Kitts McBryde is originally from Florida and plays in several orchestras spanning the southeast and Ohio. She has recorded frequently in Nashville, TN at Ocean Way Studios for multiple video games, TV shows, and film scores. She currently holds the Assistant Concertmaster position in the Jackson Symphony (TN). Newly married and back to Florida, she enjoys spending her spare time outdoors, fishing, and cooking.