Elitsa started learning the viola at the age of 12 and shortly after, she joined the National Music School “L. Pipkov” in Sofia, Bulgaria. She moved to London in 2007 to complete her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Alexander Zemtsov and Rachel Roberts. During her time at Guildhall, Elitsa developed a keen interest for historical performance, working closely with Jane Rogers and Pavlo Beznosiuk.

Elitsa is quickly establishing herself as an active freelancer, having performed on period instruments with ensembles such as the London Handel Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Hanover Band, Academy of Ancient Music, La Nuova Musicaand Ensemble DeNote. As the principal violist of La Serenissima, who specialise in Venetian music, Elitsa has performed in Italy, Malta, France, Germany and in most major UK venues and a number of early music festivals

Elitsa has also worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Aurora Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and Faust Chamber Orchestra (with whom she performed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in 2015). Elitsa is a member of 12 Ensemble who recently recorded their debut album and performed at the Paris Philharmonie.

As a member of Camerata Alma Viva, Elitsa has taken part in residencies in Spain and Switzerland and has performed at the Royal Opera House and toured in the UK, France and Belgium with the Gandini Jugglers' show 4x4: Ephemeral Architectures.

Elitsa is a member of the Consone Quartet who focus on exploring classical and early romantic repertoire on period instruments. In March 2016 the group won the Ensemble Prize at the Royal Over-Seas League Competition. The quartet has performed in France, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and throughout the U.K.

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