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Tobie Miller is a prominent Canadian hurdy gurdy player, recorderist and singer. She is one of few players who have come to play the hurdy gurdy through studies in early music. Ms. Miller is widely recognized as a virtuoso of the baroque method in hurdy gurdy. She has regularly performed in a variety of ensembles, including in duo with Austrian hurdy gurdy master, Matthias Loibner.

Biography Edit

Tobie Miller was born into a family of classical musicians. She received her undergraduate degree (B.Mus) in Early Music Performance from McGill University of Montreal. Ms. Miller continued her education at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. There she pursued postgraduate studies in the performance of medieval and renaissance music. Her work in Basel was funded in part by two grants she received from the Canada Council for the Arts, and by the J.B.C. Watkins Award.

Ms. Miller currently divides her time between Basel and Montreal. She continues to perform and record with multiple ensembles on both continents including the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges (recording of Haydn and Mozart concerti forthcoming, on the Laborie label), Les Musiciens de Saint Julien (recording on Alpha label), Per Sonat (recording on the Christophorus label), and her own ensembles, La Rota and Ysis.

Tobie Miller - "The Odyssey" at Festival Chants de Vielles 2013

Tobie Miller - "The Odyssey" at Festival Chants de Vielles 2013