Miranda Cuckson


Violin/viola

In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, violinist Miranda Cuckson is highly acclaimed for her performances of a wide range of repertoire, from early eras to the most current creations. Recently praised as "fiercely gifted" (Time Out NY) and an "extraordinary" violinist of "undeniable musicality" (New York Times), she performs at major venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Library of Congress, 92nd Street Y, Carnegie Hall, Bargemusic, and the Marlboro, Bard, Bodensee, and Lincoln Center festivals. As winner of the Presser Award, she made her recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Hall.

She has made six lauded CDs on the Centaur and Vanguard labels: concertos by Korngold and Ponce, and disks of violin music by Ralph Shapey (a two-CD set), Donald Martino, Ross Lee Finney and Michael Hersch. She has appeared internationally as soloist with many orchestras, including her Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the American Symphony Orchestra, and she directs Transit Circle, a chamber music. A passionate and sought-after advocate of new music, she has worked with composers such as Henri Dutilleux, Elliott Carter, John Adams, Salvatore Sciarrino, Georg Friedrich Haas and Mario Davidovsky, and is active with many ensembles and composers in New York and elsewhere. She studied at The Juilliard School, where she received her doctorate. Her teachers included Robert Mann, Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Shirley Givens. She teaches at Mannes College the New School for Music.