Violist Elizabeth Reid is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. Her playing has been described as having a "deep and expressive sound" and a "natural musicality." (Times Argus).
Elizabeth is the core violist of the innovative and dynamic Vermont new music group TURNmusic. She has a strong interest in contemporary music, especially that of her native Canada and her adopted state of Vermont, USA. Elizabeth has been involved in numerous premieres of solo and chamber works in Canada and the United States. Notable highlights include works of Vermont composers, Erik Nielsen, Michael Close, Lydia Lowery Busler, Jacob Morton-Black, Jorge Martin, and Matthew LaRocca; and Canadian composers, David Jaeger, Tawnie Olson, and Derek Healey.
Elizabeth performs with the ARIOSO, the Northern Third Piano Quartet, and in a viola-piano duo with the pianist Alison Cerutti. In Northern New England, she has been featured on concert series as a soloist with the vocal group Counterpoint and various concert series as a chamber musician and soloist, including Cathedral Arts Burlington, Paine Mountain Arts, Chamber Works at Dartmouth College, Norwich University Concerts, and the Barre Opera House. Elizabeth has also performed live on Vermont Public Radio in various performances.
Elizabeth is the principal violist of the Middlebury Opera Orchestra. She has also well as played with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Music-COMP. In Canada, she has played principal viola in the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Banff Opera Orchestra.
A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Elizabeth studied viola with Lorand Fenyves, Betty-Jean Hagen, and Ralph Aldrich at Western University; and with Rennie Regehr at the Glenn Gould Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.