Pianist, Elizabeth G. Hill, DMA, is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and educator. Her recent concert appearances include performances in the Washington DC area for the Embassy Concert Series, the Goethe-Institut, and internationally in Freiberg, Wörlitz, and Zwickau, Germany. Elizabeth is the Principal Pianist with Baltimore-based chamber orchestra, Symphony Number One; a group primarily devoted to performing substantial works by emerging composers. She is also the co-founder of Meraki, a chamber ensemble dedicated to making a social impact through music. Most recently, her ensemble, Meraki, was awarded as a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2018 Classical Commissioning Program.
After receiving her early musical training in her hometown, Anchorage, Alaska, Elizabeth earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance through the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. Elizabeth was then awarded a full assistantship to attend James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, VA, where she earned the Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. As a master’s student, Elizabeth’s interest in contemporary music led to performances of many new works including John Hilliard’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and the premiere of the cycle “Mosaics,” for solo piano, by Tim Rumsey.
In 2015, Elizabeth graduated from The Catholic University of America, in Washington DC, attaining the Doctorate in Musical Arts in Chamber Music. As a doctoral student, her enjoyment in presenting lecture recitals led to presentations on solo piano and chamber works by numerous composers including Haydn, Janáček, and Mieczysław Weinberg. Her most recent topic “Chamber Music in Exile” is an exploration of the intimate musical narratives composed by émigré composers of the World War II era.
Elizabeth’s principal instructors of piano include Drs. Lise Keiter, Eric Ruple, Gabriel Dobner, and Ralitza Patcheva. In addition to her performing career, Elizabeth maintains a successful studio of private students, and has enjoyed teaching in the Washington, DC area since 2008.