I am an exceptional performer of new music. Through performances in festivals, art galleries and on the concert platform, I have entranced audiences and opened up new and astonishing landscapes within the music that I perform.
I collaborate closely with a number of different composers: Jennifer Walshe, David Bremner, Christopher Fox, Siobhán Cleary and Gráinne Mulvey, and have worked in collaboration with Irish Composers Collective, Association of Irish Composers, The Contemporary Music Centre in supporting the work of new and established composers in performance and recording.
“The disc is in fact a huge achievement for Elizabeth Hilliard. It is also an enriching experience for the listener. If you want something different, this is where to head.”
Colin Clarke Review of CD Sea to the West, Fanfare Archive 2016
I love working with other professional singers in exploring new and experimental repertoire. I really focus on bringing ease and clarity to our technique, allowing us to demonstrate our innate creativity and musicianship with grace and elegance in performance .
Recent work has been with Tonnta (Stockhausen: Stimmung), Chamber Choir Ireland (Composers in the Classroom) and ensembÉal (Inappropriate Moments – music by Jennifer Walshe)
I have been performing with composer / pianist David Bremner since 2003.
In 2010 we formed Béal, a music production company committed to exploring the relationship between the spoken and sung word, and presenting in performance the manifold ways in which music and text can interact.
We have created bespoke experiences in The Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley Theatre and other venues around Dublin, staging the European premiere of Robert Ashley’s World War III Just the Highlights with Tom Buckner and ensembÉal, and with the support of The Arts Council, commissioning works from Ailís Ni Ríain, Tom Johnson, Jennifer Walshe and Billy Mills.
I am incredibly lucky to work with some fantastic choirs: The Seafield Singers in Clontarf, Rathdown Cantori in Glenageary and workplace choirs with the HSE, Brown Thomas Arnotts and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Office.
I also have worked with some fabulous amateur choirs and created some really interesting workshops designed to give the members tools to increase their range, improve their breathing capacity, transform their interpretative power, and engage themselves fully in a fun, challenging and exhilarating environment.
From September 2020, I will be offering a limited number of private coaching sessions for individuals looking to enhance their skills and optimise their enjoyment in singing.
Whether you want to become a stellar artist captivating and entrancing your audience like her, or to gain the confidence to join a choir, get in touch and start your journey together with Elizabeth.
I am currently working on some really amazing projects with:
Louise Manifold (Galway-based artist) on two video pieces to be presented at The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon
Gráinne Mulvey (we’ve created so much work together including on both of our CD’s) – we are creating a 25-minute work for voice and electronics celebrating women politicians in Ireland, for performance at Great Music in Irish Houses
Layers and Shadows – a fascinating programme of works for voice and electronics including world premieres by Ian Wilson and David Bremner, alongside works by Jennifer Walshe, Gráinne Mulvey, Rachael Lavelle and Christopher Fox (originally programmed for March – May 2020).
Programme of Irish language Art Song alongside Christopher Fox’s Yeats Cycle She Dreams She Dances with pianist David Bremner – exploring the New Collection of 50 Irish Art Songs brought out by Dáirine Ni Mheadra in association with CMC, alongside music by Siobhán Cleary in Irish, performing this in 2021 including at the Hugh Lane Gallery
Programme of voice and accordion – brand new work by Christopher Fox, to be performed by myself and Dermot Dunne.