Miriam is a dynamic and versatile cellist currently performing in a variety of Classical and Contemporary ensembles.
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In 2013 Miriam completed a Masters in Music Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. At Trinity Laban Miriam was awarded the Ludwig Lebell Scholarship and Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scholarship. Since 2012 Miriam has studied cello with international cellist and conductor, Richard Markson. During her studies at Trinity Laban in 2011-2012 Miriam studied cello with Russian cellist Natalia Pavlutskaya and performed in masterclasses to Leonid Gorokhov and David Finckel. After gaining a scholarship to The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2006, Miriam studied Cello with one of the U.K.’s foremost cellists, Richard May, graduating in 2010 with a BMus (Hons).
As a session cellist Miriam has performed with the likes of Tom O’Dell on BBC1, Nitin Sawhney, The Cure’s Roger O’Donnell, The Sex Pistol’s Glen Matlok, Paper Aeroplanes and recorded sessions with 2017 NME award winner Dua Lipa among others. Miriam enjoys collaborating with artists and in 2015 performed with acclaimed folk-musician Elise Yuill at Glastonbury Festival. Following this she co-arranged and recorded the strings on Elise Yuill’s debut album in 2016.
Miriam is in high demand as a chamber musician in a number of groups. Miriam currently performs regularly in a duo with concert pianist Christopher Guild. The duo have enjoyed a number of performances in both Edinburgh and London, making their debut at St James Piccadilly in July 2017. A founding member of Bedriska Trio, since 2011 the trio have won many prizes including 1st Prize in the Cavatina Chamber music competition. In 2012 they completed a tour of Spain and performed in a masterclass at the Wigmore Hall with Manahem Pressler of the Beaux Arts Trio.
In 2014 Miriam co founded Quartet Volute which has since gained work around London and further a field in a diverse range of venues and musical styles. Quartet Volute gave their first recital in August 2014 to a full house at St James Piccadilly, London. Also in 2014 Quartet Volute recorded on The Wildflowers debut album, Ali Warren´s forthcoming album, and Chris Brammeld´s children´s ballet ´Thumbelina.´
In May 2012 Miriam won 1st Prize with pianist Panaretos Kyriatzidis in the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition for Stings and Piano with their performance of Grieg´s Sonata. Also in 2012 Miriam performed alongside cellist Alexander Ivashkin in a cello quartet and premiered Gabriel Prokofiev´s pieces for 9 cellos at The Royal Festival Hall for the Prokofiev Festival.
In 2014 Miriam premiered Amoret Abis´s Piece for Solo Cello and Orchestra ´When.´ Which was premiered for Women´s Day with CoMa Contemporary Ensemble in London.
Miriam is principal cellist of the Siegfried Camerata, an orchestra which have enjoyed performances in venues such as St Martin in the Fields and Blackheath Halls. In 2014 Miriam appeared as a soloist to perform Lalo’s Cello Concerto with the Siegfried Camerata at Blackheath Halls Great Hall. Miriam also performs as an extra player with a number of London based orchestras having just returned from a tour of China in September 2017 with The London Arte Chamber Orchestra.
Miriam is passionate about education work, and currently works for organisations The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Blackheath Conservatoire, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and The Tri Borough Music Hub.
Miriam is extremely grateful for the funding she was awarded from EMI Sound Foundation and Making Music to buy the bow she now plays with, made by Tim Baker in 2014.