Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Soloists for the Brahms Double

Here is the bio of our violinist for the Brahms Double concerto.

Stephen Miahky has garnered acclaim for his performances as a recitalist and as a chamber musician. His most recent engagements include performances at New York City's Steinway Hall, Trinity Church, and Mannes College of Music, Atlanta's ProMozart Society, Vancouver's Sonic Boom Festival, Albany's Young Musician's Forum, Detroit's Institute of Art, the Southwest Virginia Festival of the Arts, NPR's Performance Today and for the Dalai Lama's most recent trip to the United States. He has performed with such distinguished artists as Martin Katz, Nicholas Eanet, Martin Beaver, Steven Doane, Norman Fischer, and Anthony Elliott, as well as members of the Tokyo, Blair, Concord, and Arianna String Quartets. Miahky is a member and frequent concertmaster of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra based in Memphis, Tennessee, under the direction of Michael Stern. A founding member of Trio 56 and the Bryant Park Quartet, he is also a member of Brave New Works, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to education and enrichment through new music. He is featured on an upcoming Naxos release of the chamber music of Jonathan Leshnoff, as well as an upcoming Brave New Works release featuring quintets by William Bolcom and William Albright. Miahky received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the University of Michigan and received additional training at the Meadowmount School, the Blossom Festival, Canada's National Arts Centre and the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a fellowship student and member of the contemporary ensemble. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University and serves on the faculties of the Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp and Cornell University. His major teachers are Arnold Steinhardt, Paul Kantor, Stephen Shipps, and Alan Bodman.

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