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Miranda Hill is a double bassist, G-Violonist, creative producer, and educator specialising in producing concert platform and community music events and performing early and contemporary music. Passionate about bringing experimental music to new audiences, she can be found performing everywhere from concert halls, to sticky carpet pubs, and maybe your own living room.
After studying at the VCA, University of Michigan, Hartt school of music, and a sabbatical in London, Miranda has a diverse performing career based in Melbourne. Artistic Director of Melbourne’s cult queer chamber music series “Homophonic!”, and a core member of Genesis Baroque, Artists in Music Ensemble, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, Octave Pussy, BOLT ensemble, and the Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble; and has worked with many of Australia's symphony, and opera and ballet orchestras; as well as historically informed period performance orchestras. Miranda teaches at Collarts, and Crashendo! at Laverton College.
Miranda Hill is an artistic director, creative producer, double bassist, G-Violonist, and teacher, specialising in producing concert platform and community music events, and performing early and contemporary classical music. Named as a “woman shaping classical music” by the ABC she is founder and Artistic Director of experimental music ensemble and cult queer classical chamber music event “Homophonic!”, co-director of "Croissants & Whiskey" Prog-Baroque quartet and was Musical Director of community protest street band ‘the Riff Raff Radical Marching Band’, and the “Serenading Adela” street band. Co-director of ‘The Flying Tapirs” theatre-music duo with Leah Scholes, “Octave Pussy” electro-acoustic drum and bass duo with Nat Grant, and the collaborative arts duo “Fine Fine Small Mountain” with Naima Fine.
After studying in Melbourne and the United States, and a summer studying G-Violone in London, Miranda currently has an active and diverse performing career. A core member of prog-baroque ensemble Croissants & Whiskey, Genesis Baroque, Artists in Music Ensemble, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, Octave Pussy, BOLT ensemble, and the Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble; and has worked with many of Australia's symphony, and opera and ballet orchestras; as well as historically informed period performance orchestras. Miranda teaches at the Australian College of the Arts, and Crashendo! at Laverton College.
In 2020 Miranda performed in a quartet by David Chisholm as part of experimental feminist theatre in New Delhi, performed and did sound design as a “one-woman-band” for “Annie Louey’s Big Break” Covid-livestream comedy show, and had a CD released on ABC Classics with Genesis Baroque. She is currently working on commissioning and recording solo works for double bass, and presented on this topic at MCM Bass Day in late 2019. In 2021 Miranda has continued a state wide tour of regional Pride Festivals and launched the RESPECT commissioning project: creating new works honouring queer elders, was in invited speaker on “the future of classical music” with the MSO, and is presenting a guest lecture at Melbourne University as part of the Pride Series. 2022 includes recording a new work by Elizabeth Younan for Croissants & Whiskey, a festival of LGBTI-focused music at Tempo Rubato, and presenting and is on the advisory board of the LOW-B artists as entrepreneurs conference. She is a member of the Yarra Arts Advisory Committee, and a finalist in the 2021 Melbourne Awards for services to the LGBTIQ+ community.