A recognized leader in chamber music and contemporary music advocacy, pianist Elizabeth G. Hill has led and performed in the Washington D.C. area’s most prominent chamber ensembles, and is known for her work as a solo performer, educator, and lecturer. A highly-regarded artist, she has performed concerts and lecture-recitals across the United States and in Europe; including for the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Center for Jewish History in New York, The Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau, Germany. Elizabeth is an awardee of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Artists and Scholars Project Grant, the Maryland State Arts Council Creativity Grant for her solo and collaborative projects, and she was a selected artist for the 2023 MSAC Triennial Exhibit. She currently performs in numerous ensembles within the Washington, D.C. area, and is the Collaborative Pianist for the National Philharmonic.
Elizabeth dedicates much of her career to bridging cultures together through music, and realizes this vision through her leadership within two prominent chamber ensembles within the Washington, D.C. area. Her duo, Meraki, which she co-founded in 2016, is dedicated to awakening cultural compassion through music. Meraki has performed across the U.S.A. and held residencies at numerous universities. The ensemble recently commissioned and premiered the work “Heloha Okchamali” by Jerod Tate as an honoree of Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program. Their debut album, Within, was recently released by Equilibrium Records. Elizabeth is also the pianist for Balance Campaign, a group whose focus lies exclusively on commissioning and performing works by marginalized composers. Balance Campaign is a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2023 Classical Commissioning Grant for their current collaboration with award-winning composer, Jeffrey Mumford.
An active pedagogue since 2010, Elizabeth is a private piano teacher in the DC-metro area, where her students have received numerous awards and honors, including acceptance into prestigious music schools across the country. She is also a member of the Collaborative Piano Faculty at the Heifetz International Music Institute. Furthermore, Elizabeth is also known as a scholar of solo piano and chamber works, having given numerous masterclasses, lecture recitals, and presentations. Her most recent project, “The Voice of Silence,” is an immersive audio-visual installation featuring her performance of Federico Mompou’s entire Musica Callada collection. Her other presentations vary widely, and have included talks on Therese Bartolozzi, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Leoš Janáček, and Mieczysław Weinberg.
Originally raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Elizabeth holds degrees from Mary Baldwin College (B.A.), James Madison University (M.M.), and The Catholic University of America (D.M.A. with a specialization in Chamber Music). Her principal instructors of piano include Drs. Lise Keiter, Eric Ruple, Gabriel Dobner, and Ralitza Patcheva.