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Stephen Miahky, violin

Stephen Miahky has garnered acclaim for his performances as a recitalist and a chamber musician. His most recent engagements include concerto performances in Germany with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, at New York City’s Steinway Hall, Trinity Church, and Mannes College of Music, Atlanta’s ProMozart Society, Vancouver’s Sonic Boom Festival, the Princeton Chamber Music Society, the Southwest Virginia Festival of the Arts, New Jersey’s historic Kirkpatrick Chapel and Van Wickle House, NPR’s Performance Today, and for the Dalai Lama on his most recent visit to the United States.

As a chamber musician, Miahky has performed at Chamber Music Ann Arbor, with the Michigan Chamber Players, Princeton Pro Musica, New Jersey’s Meadows Foundation, and at Albany’s Young Musicians’ Forum. He was a Young Artist-in-Residence at the Strings in the Mountains Music Festival from 1999-2000. He has performed with such distinguished musicians as Martin Katz, Nicholas Eanet, Martin Beaver, Anthony Elliott, David Harding, Yehonatan Berick, Norman Fischer, Steven Doane, Owen Carman, Chris Brown, and members of the Arianna, Blair, Chester, Concord, and Tokyo String Quartets. Miahky is currently a member of the Bryant Park Quartet, the Sybrarite Quintet, Brave New Works.

Miahky has been a soloist with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Brave New Works Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and the University of Michigan Philharmonia. He has won several competitions and awards, including the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Competition, the Louis Lane Competition, and was the recipient of a Virtu Foundation instrument grant. Miahky has spent five summers as a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival, most recently as the solo violinist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, where he gave the world premiere of Sydney Hodkinson’s violin concerto. He has also participated in festivals of Blossom, Steamboat Springs, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Encore, Meadowmount, and the Chamber Music Workshop at the Perlman Music Program. He is currently a member and frequent concertmaster of the IRIS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern. He will be featured on an upcoming Naxos release of the music of Jonathan Leshnoff and on AMP records with Brave New Works.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Miahky resides in New York City and is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. He received his B.M. and M.M. from the University of Michigan. Miahky studied chamber music with Andrew Jennings, Martin Katz, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, American and Tokyo String Quartets. His teachers include Arnold Steinhardt, Todd Phillips, Paul Kantor, Stephen Shipps, and Alan Bodman. He has served on the faculties of the Point Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp and Cornell University.

 

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