Oberlin College and Conservatory, B.M, B.A.
Cellist Elizabeth Hall-Keough is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she
received both a B.M. in cello performance and B.A. in creative writing and studied under the tutelage
of Dmitry Kouzov and Amir Eldan. Her summer and festival studies have included programs such as
1:2:1 Contemporary Intensive, Orford Musique, Eastern Music Festival, and Greenwood Music
Camp. In solo and chamber work, Elizabeth has had the opportunity to work with Andrei Ionita, Nick Photinos, Yvonne Ma, Erika Eckhert, the Verona Quartet, Brentano Quartet, Jennifer Higdon, and Phillip Setzer from the Emerson Quartet. In 2019, Elizabeth was awarded the Flint Initiative Grant which is granted to innovative conservatory students to develop imaginative, artistic projects. Herself and five other colleagues founded the KOI Collective & Ensemble which was to supports women, trans, and non-binary composers, organizing collaborative projects, online publications, and community engagement initiatives with young musicians. Elizabeth has recently become enamored with contemporary music and has actively commissioned new works by up and coming composers; even exploring a new genre of repertoire for solo cello and voice in one. This fall she will be obtaining a Masters of Music Performance at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway.