Elizabeth Stoppels Girko
Elizabeth has been a participant of the Carmel Bach Festival since 1992. During the year, she performs with the San Antonio Symphony and the Austin Symphony. Elizabeth is originally from Grand Rapids, MI, and received degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory (BM) and the Eastman School of music (MM). Elizabeth's major teachers were Marilyn McDonald and Peter Salaff.

In addition to her orchestral work, Elizabeth is on the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Elizabeth also maintains a private violin studio at her home. She enjoys collecting art and pets. Currently, Elizabeth has five miniature dachshunds and two cats.