Eliza Sdraulig is an Australian cellist currently undertaking Professional Performance studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). In 2016 she graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from The University of Melbourne, under the tutelage of Molly Kadarauch. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Victorian Government’s 2013 Creative Scholarship (Outstanding Undergraduate) for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Gwen Prockter Violoncello Prize, Peg Oldfield Prize for Excellence in Performance, Corinna D’Hage String Scholarship, Ronald William Caporn Prize, Francis Quinn Encouragement Award and the Lilo Nassau Cello Scholarship.
An avid chamber and orchestral musician, Eliza has performed in numerous ensembles and orchestras for organisations such as the Australian Youth Orchestra, Victorian Opera and Melbourne Youth Music. In 2014 she was a member of the Elgin String Quartet, which was selected to perform as Emerging Artists at the 2014 Mimir Chamber Music Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. Eliza’s recent performances include as a Rising Stars soloist at the Melbourne Cello Festival and as an Emerging Artist at the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, Melbourne. She performs regularly with pianist Hoang Pham and violinist Anna Da Silva Chen, recently presenting both Mendelssohn Piano Trios in a sold out performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Eliza was selected for the 2016 Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Fellowship and the 2016 Australian Youth Orchestra International Tour. She performs as a casual musician with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and recently appeared as a concerto soloist with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Her principal teacher is Howard Penny.