Elizabeth Hilliard is a soprano from Dublin. She sings a wide range of repertoire, bringing a dramatic quality and emotional intensity to her performances. She combines pinpoint accuracy and razorsharp musicianship with her passion and relish for performing music by living composers.
Elizabeth is a co-director (with David Bremner) of Béal, a production company committed to exploring the relationship between sung and spoken word. The pair have brought international figures such as Robert Ashley, Tom Johnson, Jennifer Walshe and Christopher Fox to Dublin.
In October 2016, Divine Arts Record are releasing ‘Sea to the West’ Elizabeth’s debut disc, featuring works for soprano plus electronics by Mulvey, Bremner, Fox and Buckley. She also features on Mulvey’s CD Akanos released on the Navona Records Label. From December 2015 to March 2016 she was musician in residence at dlrLexIcon supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Current projects include: Don’t Walk – a 45-minute piece from video-artist Mihai Cucu and composer Gráinne Mulvey, for guitar, cello, soprano, electronics and video; Béal 2016: Inappropriate Moments – directing ensembÉal in performances of vocal ensemble music by Jennifer Walshe; Logical Fallacies – a 45 minute work for viola and soprano by David Bremner, performed with Andreea Banciu.