Described by the ABC as “a woman changing the face of classical music”, Miranda Hill is dedicated to championing the work of under-heard musicians, and bringing new music to diverse audiences. After studying at the VCA, University of Michigan, Hartt School of Music, and a sabbatical in London studying violone, Miranda has an active double bass and G violone performing career spanning historically informed baroque to free jazz, with an unexpected sideline in community marching bands.
Starting on violin and graduating to bigger and better things with the modern and baroque double bass, Miranda is now also an enthusiastic proponent of the G violone, the 6 stringed fretted beauty of the late renaissance and early baroque. Taking this instrument to new and modern heights with commissions from contemporary composers, improvisation, and grooves with Prog-Baroque quartet Croissants & Whiskey.
Artistic Director of Homophonic!, a long running concert series of chamber music by LGBTIQ+ composers, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Prog-Baroque quartet Croissants & Whiskey, and a core member of Genesis Baroque, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, BOLT ensemble, Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble, and performs with early and contemporary ensembles around Australia, and can be heard regularly on ABC classic FM. In 2023 Miranda won the prestigious Luminary Award for Homophonic! services to the Victorian art music community at the APRA AMCOS art music awards, and released a Pride Playlist for World Pride on ABC Classic.