Meet Our Talented Musicians

Elizabeth Reid

Violist Elizabeth Reid's exciting and uniquely personal musical style has become an integral part of the Northern New England classical concert scene. Her playing has been described as having a "deep and expressive sound‚" and a "natural musicality." (Times Argus). A native of Hamilton, Canada, Ms. Reid studied viola performance at the University of Western Ontario and the Glenn Gould Professional School, RCM Toronto. Her main teachers included Lorand Fenyves, Ralph Aldrich, and Rennie Regehr. She has performed across North America including the Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, Hertz Hall in Berkeley, and the Southern Illinois Chamber Music Society. Ms. Reid has also played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, the Banff Opera Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute. Locally Ms. Reid is a familiar face as a soloist and chamber musician on the concert stage, appearing on music series such as Dartmouth College, Paine Mountain Arts, Cathedral Arts, and Capital City Concerts. She has played in the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra as well as the chamber groups, ARIOSO and the Burlington Ensemble. 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 United States. Recently she has premiered Erik Nielsen's Sonata for Viola and Piano and Little Suite for Solo Viola and Dennis Bathory-Kitsz' Solo Sonata. She lives in Northfield with her husband Dan and their three sons.