New York-based violinist, Miki-Sophia Cloud, enjoys a rich musical life as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestra-leader, and innovative arts advocate.
As a soloist and recitalist, she has appeared at Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, and on NPR. Performance highlights include Barber’s Violin Concerto with Maestro Peter Oundjian, Berio Duos with Ani and Ida Kavafian at Lincoln Center, and a European recital debut in Graz, Austria presented by ORF, Austrian National Radio.
Since 2009, Cloud has been a core member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, where her leadership as Concertmaster and soloist as well as her concert programming have been acclaimed by the New York Times and Boston Globe. Behind the scenes, she directs the ensemble’s community partnerships and educational programs.
A passionate chamber musician, Cloud is first violinist and artistic director of the White Mountains Music festival, a six-week chamber music festival in Northern New Hampshire. Her other chamber music festival appearances include Halcyon Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Music@Menlo.
An alumna of Harvard College, Vienna Music University, Yale School of Music, and the Perlman Music Program, Cloud is currently a doctoral candidate at New England Conservatory. She has been blessed with the inspiring mentorship of such artists as Robert Levin, Ricardo Cyncynates, Ani Kavafian, and Miriam Fried. When not working on music, Miki may be found eating a fresh tomato, savoring a smoky scotch, reading, guzzling tea, wandering around New York on foot, or cooking for friends.