Biography

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Pianist, Elizabeth G. Hill, DMA, is an accomplished soloist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, and educator. Her concert appearances in the Washington, DC area include performances for the Embassy Concert Series, the Arts Club of Washington, and the Lyceum. She has most recently performed internationally in Freiberg, Wörlitz, and Zwickau, Germany. Elizabeth is the Principal Pianist with the Baltimore-based chamber orchestra, Symphony Number One. She is also the co-founder of Meraki, a chamber ensemble dedicated to making a social impact through music.

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 premier 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 principle instructors of solo and collaborative piano include Drs. Lise Keiter, Eric Ruple, Gabriel Dobner, and Ralitza Patcheva.  She has performed in masterclasses with Jean-Paul Sevilla, Charles Fisher, Andrew Willis, and Leonard Hokanson. 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.