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, on NPR and Austrian National Radio. Recent performance highlights include Barber’s Violin Concerto with Maestro Peter Oundjian, duos with Ani and Ida Kavafian at Lincoln Center, and Schnittke’s “Moz-Art a la Haydn” at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. An avid chamber musician, Cloud is a founding member of the Fidelio String Quartet and Mikala Trio, and first violinist of the North Country Chamber Players. As an artist member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra – A Far Cry- her leadership as Concertmaster and soloist have been acclaimed by the New York Times and The Boston Globe.
Cloud is also among the leaders of a new generation of musicians dedicated to creating and running their own organizations, engaging with the public in fresh and creative ways. She was recently appointed the artistic director of the White Mountains Music Festival, after serving as its programming director since 2011. Her innovative programming has been lauded by the Boston Globe and the Boston Music Intelligencer. Cloud’s newest project, The Fidelio String Quartet, is similarly innovative – launching its own concert series in Manhattan, a community partnership with the Bowery Mission, and “Fidelio Untapped,” a project geared toward igniting a fire for chamber music in 20 and 30-somethings across New York.
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. Though currently on a one-year sabbatical in New York City, Miki frequently makes the trek up the Northeast corridor to reunite with the criers and cheer for the Red Sox with abandon.