Elisabetta de Mircovich
was born in Trieste in 1966. Before she could read or write she sang, under the somewhat less then loving guide of her sister Ella, carols, discants and other ancient ditties, acquiring a considerable repertoire in a manner not at all unlike that in which the "pueri cantores" of the Middle Ages received their earliest musical instruction.
She began performing Medieval and Renaissance music at a very early age, working in a number of groups as a singer as well as playing various string and wind instruments.
In her hometown she studied music and classics. In 1989 she earned a diploma "cum laude" in cello with Libero Lana, studying subsequently with Mario Brunello.
A prizewinner in numerous musical competitions, she has performed on the modern and the Baroque cello with various groups. She has studied early vocal technique with Andrea von Ramm, Hans-Ludwig Hirsch and Elisabetta Tandura.
She has performed with Alan Curtis (Monteverdi's "Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria" at the Semper Oper in Dresden, 1993), and is a member of the Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca, with whom she has performed and recorded Legrenzi's "La morte del cor penitente". In her studies of the medieval repertoire, rich as it is with musical (and other) discoveries, for her and her colleague Claudia the encounter with the ensemble Sequentia has been of fundamental importance. With this glorious ensemble she has also recorded two CDs for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
She has collaborated as soloist singer with Accordone, and with this ensemble she has recorded the CD “Vivifice Spiritus Vitae Vis” for Cypress.
In laReverdie she exercises the duties of singer, fiddle player, chauffeur, arranger. In order to adequately respond to the recurring journalists' query "Do you consider yourself modern as a performer of this music?", she has for years been living a double (or triple!) life as a mother, wife, she never forgot Brahms cello sonatas and is member of an up-and-coming nostalgic-experimental rock band, in which she can finally play the electric cello (with distortion!).
last updated: 2.11.2011