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Elizabeth Hilliard is a soprano from Dublin. She sings a wide range of repertoire, bringing a dramatic quality and emotional intensity to her performance of solo, chamber and vocal ensemble music. She collaborates regularly with visual artists, poets, dancers and theatre practitioners in the creation of new work.

She has premiered works by many composers, including Ian Wilson, Siobhán Cleary, Gráinne Mulvey and Rhona Clarke. Alongside standard duo and chamber music repertoire, she also performs two monodramas by David Bremner, has created the title role in Derek Ball's Síle an Sléibhe (for soprano, three tin whistles and electronics), and gave the world premiere of the version for solo voice of Christopher Fox's multi-movement Catalogue Irraisoné in Hilltown New Music Festival.

Current projects (as of spring 2016) include Don't Walk, a 75-minute piece from video-artist Mihai Cucu and composer Gráinne Mulvey, for guitar, cello, soprano, electronics and video; Béal 2016: Inappropriate Moments in which she sings and directs ensembÉal in performances of vocal ensemble music by Jennifer Walshe; and Logical Fallacies, a 45 minute work for viola and soprano by David Bremner, performed with Andreea Banciu. Elizabeth was selected as a musician in residence in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdow for early 2016 and was able, during her time there, to focus on the music for her Metier CD 'Sea to the West'


March 24, 2017 Royal Irish Academy of Music
Recital with Paul Roe (clarinet) and Dearbhla Brosnan : music by Graínne Mulvey, Ailis Ní Ríiain and Deirdre McKay

April 27, 2017 Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
Dublin Sound Lab: Music Current Festival
Sea to the West & Catalogue Irraisoné by Christopher Fox and 'Lonh' by Kaija Saariaho.
April 29, 2017
New works for soprano and electronics, with composer workshops

CD details:

MSV 28551 Sea to the West