Elizabeth Hilliard


Elizabeth is a soprano from Dublin. She is passionate for performing music by living composers and brings her keen musical skills to a wide range of repertoire. She formed the music / text company Béal with David Bremner in 2010: In 2016 she conducted ensembÉal in a 2-day festival,Inappropriate Moments, featuring the vocal ensemble music of Jennifer Walshe.

She collaborates regularly with the composer Gráinne Mulvey with whom she shared a residency in DLR-Lexicon in late 2015 / early 2016. She released a critically-acclaimed album Sea to the West in 2016, featuring works by Linda Buckley, Gráinne Mulvey, David Bremner and Christopher Fox.

She performed in Jennifer Walshe’s The Worlding at The Model in Sligo in early September 2018 as part of a large-scale exhibition of the composer’s works there. Following from this she will be releasing a limited-edition recording of Os Ard, a transliteration of Kurt Schwitter’s Ursonate into Irish by Róisin Madigan O’Reilly under the auspices of the Aisteach Foundation

In 2018, The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon awarded her a bursary to study improvisation with Jennifer Walshe and Karen Power, and conducting with Gregory Rose.