Biography: Elizabeth DeMio

 


Elizabeth DeMioElizabeth DeMio
is well-known as a collaborative pianist, recitalist and soloist in the Cleveland area. Besides appearing in over 100 concerts annually with local aspiring musicians, she performs frequently with renowned soloists such as David Requiro, Massimo La  Rosa,  Matthew Allen, John Mack, Andrew Sords, Umberto Clerici,  the Cavani Quartet and has appeared in tours and given master classes throughout the U.S., Korea, Mexico and the Carribean.

In 2008 she was the pianist for two finalists in the Naumberg International Cello Competition, resulting in her Carnegie Hall debut and subsequent U.S. tour with first place winner David Requiro. She performs often as a soloist with the Trinity Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, having performed twenty Mozart concerti and the five Beethoven concerti, among many others.  Donald Rosenberg of the Cleveland Plain Dealer called her “a superb interpreter of Mozart” when she appeared as soloist with the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra in 2012. She has also appeared as soloist for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Veracruz and the Orquesta de la UNAM in Mexico.

Next season will include a return residency to San Miguel de Allende’s Pro Musica Series,  a Schumann project including the complete violin sonatas with Andrew Sords, a short residency at the University of South Florida, and a release of a recording of the complete Beethoven works for cello and piano with David Requiro.

As a recording artist she can be heard on Crystal, Yaffe and Azica labels, most recently on the debut album “Cantando” with Cleveland Orchestra principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa. Other recent projects have been a debut album with David Requiro and an album with solo and duo works by Bernard Garfield with Cleveland Orchestra principal bassoonist John Clouser. DeMio is on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in the collaborative piano department. She is a collaborative pianist for the Stulberg International String Competition, the Stephen Geber Master Classes at Hidden Valley, the Cooper Competitions for Strings and Piano and the John Mack Oboe Camp. She holds degrees from CIM and the University of Michigan. Her teachers have included Vitya Vronsky and Theodore Lettvin.