Elizabeth Hosford

Liz is a professional freelance Double Bassist, having played in orchestras in the UK and abroad for the last 25 years. From LCO educational workshops to major symphonic works with the CBSO, Liz has always had a passion for playing and performing. She is also a pianist and flautist and occasionally one can find her behind a Bass Crumnhorn!


Since 2001, Liz has been a Professor of Double Bass at the Junior Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Previous to this appointment, Liz was a Professor at the Junior Department at the Royal College of Music.

Liz’s drive and enthusiasm for the Bass and its specialist teaching has always been paramount in her work and whether its a 1/16th size Bass or someone preparing for a career in the Music world, Liz is keen to make lessons and learning fun, whilst installing a high level of technique and musical styles.


Liz has been a consultant for the ABSRM syllabus for Double Bass twice and is always on the search for new and exciting repertoire for the instrument.  


Liz lives in Worthing with her two teenage daughters and when not working can be found in the garden, by the beach or up a mountain skiing!

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