Elaine Keillor, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Carleton University, received her Associate (ARCT) in piano performance at the age of ten from the Royal Conservatory of Music. As a pianist she has performed solo recitals, and concertos with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. She performs on harpsichord, early pianofortes and piano and in chamber music ensembles.
Highly praised for her programming and performance, Keillor appears on over 20 CDs to date. One reviewer wrote of the CD, Views of the Piano Sonata: "By her careful programming and impeccable pianism, Elaine Keillor, ... has made a strong case for the continued value and flexibility of sonata form." A review of the recording Remembrances, made with the internationally-known violinist Ralitsa Tcholakova, ended with the phrase, "An excellent CD!" In 2009 Keillor received an Honorary Life Membership from the Canadian University Music Society and became one of 50 Ambassadors named by the Canadian Music Centre for their outstanding contributions to performance of Canadian music.