Miriam Davis – Violin

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Miriam Davis is a British violinist based in Norway. She has performed throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. She is a Prize-Winner in numerous international competitions, with recent solo performance venues including Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Stavanger Konserthus. Miriam enjoys performing across a versatile spectrum of musical styles , ranging from Baroque performance – in which she has made specialised study – to new works personally commissioned from contemporary composers. Her greatest speciality and passion lies in Romantic and Early 20th Century repertoire and style. Her Ysaÿe performances have drawn particular interest, and she is currently embarked on a Debut CD recording featuring several of the Ysaÿe Solo Sonatas.

Miriam is currently accepting concerto and chamber music engagements. Get in touch to discuss a booking.

sample concert programmes

Duo
Sample Programme 1
Elgar, Violin Sonata
Ysaÿe , Sonata No. 3 – Ballade
Ysaÿe , Poème Élégiaque
*interval*
Franck, Violin Sonata
Chausson, Poème

Sample Programme 2
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major
*interval*
Brahms, Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor

Concertos and Works with Orchestra
Elgar, Concerto
Mendelssohn, Concerto
Chausson, Poème
Ravel, Tzigane
Saint-Seans, Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
Tchaikovsky, Concerto

Solo – rotating selection drawn from the following:
Ysaÿe Sonatas
Paganini Caprices
Bach Sonatas and Partitas
Contemporary Solo works
Kreisler
Enescu

The above are samples; Miriam has a wide repertoire and is happy to discuss bespoke programmes.

Sample of Performances:

Ysaye, 2nd Sonata – Miriam Davis (Violin)
Chausson, Poème . Miriam Davis (Violin) & Michael Bulychev-Okser (Piano).
Temppeliaukio Kirkwall, Helsinki
Elgar, Violin Concerto – Live Concert.
Miriam Davis (Violin) & Peter Szilvay (Conductor) with the Bjergsted Symphony Orchestra

Biography

Miriam Davis is a British violinist who has performed throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. She is a prizewinner in numerous international and national competitions, most recently in February 2020 receiving 1st Prize from Grand Virtuoso International Competition with invitation to perform at Royal Albert Hall London, in July 2019 from Alion Baltic Competition in Latvia, and in May 2019; 1st Prize from International Grand Virtuoso Competition, Amsterdam edition. Other recent prizes include 1st prize from IMKA competition, Virtuoso Belcanto International Competition dedicated to Paganini, and North Online International Competition.

Recent and upcoming solo performance venues include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Stoller Hall Manchester, Elgar Room – Royal Albert Hall London, Stavanger Konserthus
Sommerkonsert Series, Temppeliaukio Church Helsinki, Parco Della Music Rome, St Martin in the Fields London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1. Miriam has also made chamber and solo appearances at the National Portrait Gallery London, Cheltenham and Lake District Music Festivals, Tunnell Trust in Coll, Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Italy, Apeldoorn International Masterclass, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival, Stavanger Chamber Festival, and Prussia Cove International Musician’s Seminar. At festivals, she has had the pleasure to perform with renowned musicians including Laura Mikkola, Gabriele Ragghianti, Michael Bulychev-Okser, Jan Bjoranger and Amaury Coeytaux. Miriam is a keen proponent of contemporary repertoire, including recently giving the Norwegian Premiere of Edward Cowie’s GAD for NyMusikk society in Norway. Miriam specialises in Romantic repertoire and performance style. She performs regularly with leading Dutch pianist, Jelger Blanken. 2020 sees a return to her native UK in concerto engagements, USA debut concert, upcoming concert-tours and debut CD recording, featuring Ysaye Solo Sonatas and more.

Since 2017 Miriam has studied with renowned French violinist, Philippe Graffin, including receiving her Artist Diploma at Hague Royal Conservatory in 2018. She has also made extended and Masters Degree study with notable musicians including Eszter Haffner, Jan Bjoranger, and Andras Keller at Liszt Academy Budapest. She completed her undergraduate studies at Royal College of Music London, on a full scholarship. She has participated in masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal, Felix Andrievsky, Viktor Tretyakov, Natalia Likhopoi, Kaija Saariaho, Benjamin Schmid, Gyorgy Pauk, Kolja Blacher, Keiko Wataya, Thomas Zehetmair, Amaury Coeytaux, Kungsbacka Trio, Hugh Bean, and Emanuel Hurwitz.

Miriam is represented by Polyphony Arts since March 2020.