elizabeth is a young composer, based in Sydney, Australia.
elizabeth's music is driven by a curiosity for inventive and hidden sound worlds - unlocked through an evolving body of imaginative experiments in sound.
elizabeth is excited by the creative potentials of collaboration with much of her music directly inspired by the people she writes for. this keen interest for collaboration has seen elizabeth direct "the music box project" (creative music collective of early career artists), co-curate "BackStage Music" alongside flutist Lamorna Nightingale and have her music performed and explored by a variety of ensembles and soloist musicians including:Ensemble Offspring, stereo/mono, COMA New Music Ensemble, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (@Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Festival 2016), Petrichor Sax (2015), Sydney Youth Orchestras (string program composer in residence 2014), Vox Novus (2013). other highlights include collaboration with Kaldor Public Arts Project/Jonathan Jones for barrangal dyara (skin and bones) (2016) for 4 roaming voices 'that sound afar', 1st Prize in the inaugural Unbound Flute Festival Composition Competition (tertiary category, 2016) for swarming flutists 'partial/dispersion', a collaborative project with 40 composers from around the world 'in 4' - curated by elizabeth and oliver hollenbach (2015) and 1st prize in the Centenary of Canberra Composition Competition (2013).
in 2017, elizabeth is excited to be accompanying a variety of silent films, improvising soundtracks for Australia's Silent Film Festival throughout the year. additionally, elizabeth has composed music for a variety of other media with ongoing collaborations with Melbourne based animator Stasikova.
elizabeth is passionate about music education and writing music for children - framed by an interest in considering new and engaging ways to encourage creative music making in the classroom. elizabeth has tutored HSC composition at several high schools in Sydney, worked in primary schools teaching piano, flute and presented creative music and instrument building workshops. additionally, elizabeth has presented Composition and Music Technology workshops to teachers for Sydney Symphony's "ToppED Up!" and "TunED UP!" education programs.
elizabeth recently completed her studies in composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a recipient of the Ted and Susan Meller scholarship (2013-2016) and Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize (2014), studying with Damien Ricketson, Michael Smetanin and Rosalind Page.
when she's not making music, elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music she hasn't heard yet, working at the Australian Music Centre, preparing pianos, amplifying clocks, buying too many books, creating pairs of odd socks and hiking.
upcoming projects in 2017 include: instrument building project/new work for Ensemble Offspring, development of new educational resource/project, several projects with "the music box project" and "BackStage Music".