Milly (Emilie) Groz
is a Vienna-based Pianist and Rhythmician. Her work is rooted in free improvisation, jazz and the transdisciplinary approach of connecting music and movement through eurythmics.
Her projects range from free improvisation to freejazz to performance. She mostly tours with her solo-project "Millycent" that combines mumble-rap with groove and feminist reinterpretations of pop-standards.
She loves working with poems and writing. Her latest passion is the interdisciplinary sign-language "Soundpainting" (Walter Thompson).
Milly Groz craves the analogue, the direct contact to her audience and the moments, where she surprises herself in the course of an improvisation.
FUTUR + PRESENT
She is head of department and teaches Improvisation at the Music- and Movementeducation/Rhythmics-department of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Furthermore she works as a freelance pianist, performer and piano/improvisation/eurythmics-teacher.
PAST + PRESENT
Milly Groz learned piano with Christoph Cech, Elisabeth Aigner-Monart and Reinhard Micko. She studied Music- and Movement-education/Eurhythmics at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and Piano (Jazz&Improvisation) at Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz.
MILLYCENT (Solo-Pop with mumble-rap)
Gedankenreiseorchester (Quartett; jazz for young audiences)
Vienna Soundpainting Collective (more infos tba)