Violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson performs as a soloist and chamber musician and is a favorite of audiences for her playing of a great range of repertoire and styles. She appears in major concert halls and festivals, and at universities, galleries and informal spaces. She made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut in Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein. She has in recent years become one of the most sought-after performers of contemporary music, and is passionate about the role of the performer/interpreter in the creative process and in communicating the music. Downbeat magazine recently stated “violinist Miranda Cuckson reaffirms her standing as one of the most sensitive and electric interpreters of new music.” She has released ten solo and/or duo albums, including music by Finney, Hersch, Shapey, Xenakis, Haas, Martino, Carter and concertos by Korngold and Ponce. Her recording of Luigi Nono’s “La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura” for violin and electronics was named a Best Classical Recording of 2012 by the New York Times. Her new album of music by Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski was released this year by ECM Records.
“undeniable musicality…she plays with such beauty and assurance ” (Allan Kozinn, New York Times)
“Ms. Cuckson brought out the work’s singing quality, a soulfulness as deep as anything in Janacek. Her tonal luster and variety of touch enliven everything she plays.” (Zachary Woolfe, New York Times)
“What’s most impressive about Cuckson is the warmth and humanity she brings to the music” (Cultured Cleveland)
“breath-catching commitment” (Musical America)
“a solo revelation” (Concerto.net)
“Her impeccable articulation provided a clear thematic beacon, making sure the piece never became passion devoid of musical coherence.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer)