On March 9, 2013, Elizaveta Miller '11MM became the first Russian fortepianist to win the Bruges Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges, Belgium.
The competition, originally started in 1964, is open to young, highly qualified performers from all over the world who specialize in historically informed performance practice. Miller, a fortepianist, pianist, and harpsichordist, was awarded the first prize.
In October 2012, Miller won the second prize at the International Premio Ferrari Fortepiano Competition in Rovereto, Italy. In April of the same year, she won first prize at the Nikolay Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris, France.
Elizaveta Miller began her formal studies at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of Alexey Lubimov and Olga Marynova. In 2009, she graduated cum laude and then went on to complete her master’s degree at the Yale School of Music in 2011, where she studied under Boris Berman and Hung-Kuan Chen.
Along with her keyboard studies, Ms. Miller majored in Literature and Slavic Languages at the University of Provence, France. She has also studied liturgical music, both at Yale and in Moscow, and currently works as a choirmaster.