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Acclaimed for her, “sensitivity, sophistication, warm tone and ability to connect with the listener through her intensity and emotional involvement”, (Fanfare Magazine 2024), Miriam Davis is a British concert violinist who has performed throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician.


May 2024 sees the release of her debut album, “Ode to Lost Time”, with Convivium Records, featuring a selection of music associated with the French novelist, Marcel Proust. In 2024 Miriam will also appear as a soloist with orchestras throughout Estonia and United Kingdom, as well as giving recitals in United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Turkey, China, and Carnegie Hall, New York. 

Lately Miriam has been featured by Classic FM and won 1st Prize in the Agimus Padova International Competition 2021. Her prize includes a CD recording which will be released later in 2024, featuring Strauss Violin Sonata.

Recent and upcoming performance venues as a soloist include Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Estonia Concert-hall Tallinn, Vanemuise Kontsertdimaja, Parnü Concert Hall, Częstochowa Philharmonic Concert Hall, Stoller Hall Manchester, Stavanger Konserthus Sommerkonsert Series, Temppeliaukio Church Helsinki, Parco Della Music Rome, St Martin in the Fields London, National Portrait Gallery London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1. 

Miriam is a prizewinner in numerous International and National competitions, including 1st Prizes from Grand Virtuoso International Competition with invitation to perform at Royal Albert Hall London, IMKA competition, North Online International Competition & Virtuoso Belcanto International Competition dedicated to Paganini. 

As a concerto soloist she has performed with conductors such as Peter Szilvay, Anatoli Štšura, Lilyan Kaiv, Marc Moncusi, Jose Miguel Rodilla, and Oliver Weder, and orchestras such as Narva Symphony Orchestra, Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra and Maarja Filharmoonia. Festival performances include: Freedom Festival Hull, Stavanger Chamber Festival, Norwegian Youth Chamber Festival, Cheltenham and Lake District Music Festivals, Tunnell Trust Coll and Prussia Cove International Musician’s Seminar. 

Miriam currently collaborates in Violin/Piano Duo with renowned American pianist, Michael Bulychev-Okser. She has also performed chamber music with eminent musicians such as St Petersburg Quartet and Piano Quintet, Jelger Blanken, Laura Mikkola and Amaury Coeytaux. 

Miriam particularly specialises in and adores Romantic repertoire and performance style. Miriam is a keen proponent of contemporary repertoire, including recently giving the Norwegian Premiere of Edward Cowie’s GAD for NyMusikk society in Norway. She will also perform concertos by leading contemporary composer, Alexey Shor, in Spring 2024.

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, and Andras Keller at Liszt Academy Budapest. Miriam completed her undergraduate studies at Royal College of Music London, on a full scholarship. She has participated in masterclasses with Albert Markov, Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Pierre Amoyal, Shlomo Mintz, Felix Andrievsky, Viktor Tretyakov, Natalia Likhopoi, Kaija Saariaho, Benjamin Schmid, Gyorgy Pauk, Kolja Blacher, Keiko Wataya, Thomas Zehetmair, Amaury Coeytaux, Hugh Bean, and Emanuel Hurwitz. 

Miriam is also a committed violin pedagogue of 15 years teaching experience, with students including members of National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. She is a professor for Classical Hugs International Academy and festival, teaching alongside professors including Pavel Vernikov, Svetlana Makarova, Carmine Lauri, Alexander Markov, Pierre Amoyal and many more.

In her early years, aged 12, Miriam performed as concertmaster of the National Children’s Orchestra in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She also won 1st prize in the James Etherington music Competition. At the age of 13 she was accepted to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, in which she went on to perform as assistant Concertmaster at the BBC proms in Royal Albert Hall London. 

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