Born in Strasbourg, Elizabeth Sombart studied piano from the age of seven. She studied all over the world with various teachers, including Bruno-Leonardo Gelber, Peter Feuchtwanger, Hilde Langer-Rühl and Sergiu Celibidache. Elizabeth received the rank of Chevalier de l?Ordre National du Mérite in 2006 and then was awarded the Chevalier de l?Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2008, both in reference to her career in music. Elizabeth has a strong relationship with the RPO and will be continuing this Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with them over the coming months. This third installment of this series features Beethoven?s mighty fifth piano concerto as well as his ever-popular triple concerto, featuring Duncan Riddell on violin and Richard Harwood on cello.