NEW YORK, NY — Violist Miranda Sielaff has been featured in concerts at New York City’s most prestigious and most cutting-edge performance spaces, including (Le) Poisson Rouge, Miller Theater, Bargemusic, and Carnegie Hall. As a member of the Caravel String Quartet, Miranda programs and performs on a concert series entitled “Hearing the Sacred” at the Museum of Biblical Art. Praised for its “ingenious and compelling” programming by critic Steve Smith, the series has featured performances of new and old sacred musical works paired with specific art exhibits.
Since 2002, Miranda has been a member of the New York-based orchestra The Knights, with whom she has toured Europe, and recorded two albums on the Sony Classical Label. Other ensembles with which she regularly performs include SONYC, Wet Ink, and Columbia Composers.
Ms. Sielaff has also toured with the Arcos String Quartet to Europe, and with the Lucerne Festival Academy to Essen and Tokyo. In 2008 she was featured in Carnegie Hall’s Making Music: Pierre Boulez. She can be seen in the documentary film “Pierre Boulez and the Lucerne Festival Academy: Inheriting the Future of Music.”
Ms. Sielaff performed on Lara St. John’s Mozart recording on Ancalagon Records, and recently developed a re-imagining of Ligeti’s Viola Sonata with jazz improvisers.
Miranda studied viola with Karen Ritscher at Rice University and Karen Tuttle at the Juilliard School.