Clarinetist talks famous composer uncle


WTNH– Quirky Elizabeth Schubert is an “in your face” classically trained clarinetist from Miami. She just happens to be a distant niece of the famed Austrian composer Franz Schubert, 219 years separate their births.

She has played all over the world in symphonies and orchestra and she talked about a little secret that few know about her uncle.

“There’s a vault in Germany and there are unpublished manuscripts and I have been in touch with the very famous musical scholar Martin Chusid, who finished Schubert’s unfinished symphony. I don’t think people know that. They just think it’s an unfinished symphony or maybe one of his students finished it, but he’s a very famous Verdi and Schubert scholar, Martin Chusid. And he’s been in touch with me also through social media. It’s a wonderful thing. He’s champing at the bit to get his hands on these pieces because he would like to work with me to finish them or two,” said Schubert.

Elizabeth Schubert

“It’s just very natural to me. It really is. I would just like to walk in to a studio tomorrow and work with Josh Grobin and do a CD of all Schubert’s work. It really is very second nature to me . I’ve played with so many orchestras and at so many venues throughout the world. My first experience with the symphony gave me the chills and I knew that this is where I was meant to be. It is, it’s very second nature to me. Oh yeah, I have those works there in a vault in Germany so I really need to find out who in the family is in charge of that. My mother is going to speak to some of her cousins about them getting released to to see if I can work with this man to finish them,” said Schubert.

Elizabeth Schubert says it’s time for her to capitalize on her talents and get her name and music out there. She is not shy about saying she want to be the “Lady Gaga” of classical music.

To contact Schubert email her at or tweet her at AnastasiaVonB.

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