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 riveting live performances of a wide range of repertoire, from early eras to the most current creations. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, she appears in major concert halls and festivals, as well as at universities, galleries and informal spaces. She has in recent years been one of the most sought-after performers of contemporary music. She has released eight lauded solo CDs on the Centaur, Vanguard and Urlicht labels, including music by Michael Hersch, Ralph Shapey 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, with music by Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski. Full bio here.
“deeply satisfying” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times)
“undeniable musicality…she plays with such beauty and assurance “ (Allan Kozinn, New York Times)
“breath-catching commitment” (Musical America)
“a solo revelation” (Concerto.net)
“commanding performer with technique to spare” (Cleveland Classical)
“Cuckson performs with unpretentious star power and unbridled depth of character” (Seen and Heard International)
“Her impeccable articulation provided a clear thematic beacon, making sure the piece never became passion devoid of musical coherence.” (Boston Musical Intelligencer)