Elizaveta Miller is a true and inspired multi-instrumentalist who plays most keyboard instruments: harpsichord, fortepiano and piano but also clavichord and organ. Her repertoire covers five centuries of music, from late Renaissance to contemporary. In 2013, she became the first prize winner of the Bruges Musica Antiqua Competition. She has performed throughout Europe and Russia, taking part in the Bruges MA Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Bozar Music, Dubrovnik Music Festival and The Homecoming Music Festival. As a continuo player, she has collaborated with numerous conductors, including Václav Luks, Reinhard Goebel, Maxim Emelyanychev, Robert Hollingsworth, Christian Curnyn, and others. Elizaveta studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at Yale School of Music. She held a teaching position at the Moscow State Conservatory at the department of historical instruments for nine years but resigned and left the country in March 2022 after the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression on Ukraine. In May 2022 she received an offer from the McGill University in Montreal, where she is now holding a position of Assistant Professor of harpsichord and performing regularly as a soloist and with major canadian early music ensembles.
I have the whole world to thank for every minute of my life, and the release of this album especially. First of all, this CD would not exist without the infinite generosity of Chris Maene, who offered me the use of his wonderful instrument, his workshop, the hospitality of his home and champagne on Christmas morning. I’d like to thank Slava Poprugin, my teacher, sound engineer and best friend, who literally is the coauthor on this recording. I am endlessly grateful to Roman Mints for his friendship, kindness and endless patience. Ana Vledouts and Katya Tyapkina, the photographers who gave permission to use their shots for this booklet, are both incredibly talented and view me with a loving eye, thank you! My teachers Alexey Lubimov and Malcolm Bilson are always in my thoughts – with their support and their criticism – but most of all as my role models!