Called “top-notch in all respects” (Sequenza 21) and “an artist to be reckoned with” (Gramophone), violinist and violist Miranda Cuckson is widely acclaimed by audiences for her performances of a wide range of repertoire, from early eras to the most current creations. In demand both as a soloist and chamber musician, she appears in major concert halls and festivals, as well as at universities, galleries and informal spaces. She made her recent Carnegie Hall concerto debut in Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra and Leon Botstein. She has in recent years been one of the most sought-after performers of contemporary music, and has produced and presented concerts in a variety of formats as director of Nunc and in collaboration with other organizations and people. She is enthusiastic about the role of the performer-interpreter in the musical creative process, and about supporting the culture of America and other countries. She has released nine lauded solo CDs, including music by Michael Hersch, Ralph Shapey, Iannis Xenakis, Georg Friedrich Haas, Donald Martino 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. In January 2015, she will make her first CD for ECM Records in Europe, of music by Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski.  Full bio  Short bio


“deeply satisfying” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times)     
“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” (
“commanding performer with technique to spare” (Cleveland Classical)
“Her impeccable articulation provided a clear thematic beacon, making sure the piece never became passion devoid of musical coherence.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer)

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