Born in Melbourne Australia, Miss Eliza is the violin child star of Filipino sensation Maestro Julian Quirit. Under the Maestro’s direction, she started the violin at age 5 and by 8 she won her first violin competition. In 1996 she was awarded the Jean Beddoe scholarship award, 1998 the Hermia Barton award and in 1999 she was the youngest ever to be awarded the Ferrier Hodgson award as the most outstanding violinist in three national competitions. With no less than 40 first prizes under her belt, Miss Eliza dominated Australia’s classical circuit in the late 90′s.
Growing up in the concert halls of Australia and Asia, Miss Eliza spent her teen years performing as a soloist for symphony orchestras (some notable Australia and Asian tours with; Junior Strings of Melbourne, The Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Frankston Symphony Orchestra, Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, Kooyong Chamber Players, Preston Symphony, Philippine Philharmonic and San Miguel Philharmonic to name a few). Eliza also toured China as soloist, one of the 10 youngest outstanding musicians performing in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian. Her performances were televised nationwide and beamed throughout Asia.
Miss Eliza has also appeared regularly on Filipino television and she goes to the Philippines every year to perform and support the Don Bosco Charity. In Australia, Miss Eliza has a passion for supporting and helping the Filipino Community both here and abroad.
Described as a “violin prodigy”, Miss Eliza is renowed for her “magnetic stage presence”, “fiery, passionate performances” and “titilating wardrobe”. Now pushing the boundaries of classical violin, Miss Eliza can be found performing and recording with Australia’s leading music producers and Dj’s (such as Dysphemic, Barron Von Rotton, Kodiak Kid, Oblique_Industries and Rhythmik to name a few). She is currently working on her solo debut album as well as a breakbeat/glitch-hop/drum and bass/jungle EP and classical remix album with Australian Drum’n'Bass and Dubstep producer Dysphemic. Also a respected violin teacher, Miss Eliza founded the flourishing “Miss Eliza Violin and Theory School”. These studios, based in the North and South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, offer violin performance and theory tuiton for young and gifted violinists. Her favourite things are drum and bass, all things classical, IDM, stickers and dogs.
Miss Eliza has received her Associate of Music with distinction, Licentiate of Music, Bachelor of Music (Victorian College of the Arts) and Masters of Music with distinction (Monash University).