Elizabeth Stoppels Girko, a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been a violinist with the San Antonio Symphony since 1990. She was formerly assistant principal second violin with the Jacksonville Symphony and principal second violin with the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera.
Ms. Girko received violin performance degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, studying with Marilyn McDonald and Peter Salaff. In addition to performing with the San Antonio Symphony and San Antonio Opera, she is also a member of the Austin Symphony. In the summer, Beth performs with the Carmel Bach Festival in Carmel, California.
Ms. Girko is an adjunct teacher of violin at Our Lady of the Lake University and San Antonio College. She maintains a private studio at home. Her favorite hobbies are collecting art and pets. She has three cats and five long-haired miniature dachshunds.