Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid, violist, is in high demand as a musician in Vermont. Her playing has been described as having a “deep and expressive sound” and a “natural musicality.” (Times Argus).
Ms. Reid has a strong interest in contemporary music and has been involved in various premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the US. Recently she performed a solo viola show at ArtsRiot in Burlington, Vermont, including electronic works of American, Canadian, and Finnish composers. In November 2014 she performed a solo viola concert of contemporary American and Canadian works at Gallery 345 in Toronto to great success, and she looks forward to a return concert there in November 2016. Ms. Reid will study improvisation and chamber music at the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari, Finland this July.

A native of Hamilton, Canada, Ms. Reid studied viola performance with Lorand Fenyves, Ralph Aldrich, and Rennie Regehr. Ms. Reid has played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Opera Orchestra. Locally Ms. Reid has performed as principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra and the Handel Society of Dartmouth, as well as playing regularly with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, TURNMusic, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, ARIOSO, and the Northern Third Piano Quartet.