Violinist Miranda Cuckson delights audiences in the US and abroad with her playing, which encompasses a large range of repertoire from the newest creations to older works. Combining a deep background in the classical repertoire with an adventurous and probing spirit, she works at the forefront of today’s music scene. She appears worldwide as soloist and chamber musician at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Teatro Colón, Suntory Hall, the Library of Congress, the 92nd Street Y, the Guggenheim Museum, Monday Evening Concerts in LA, and the Marlboro, Bard, Lincoln Center, West Cork, Bridgehampton, Music Mountain, Portland, and Bodensee festivals.
She made her Carnegie Hall debut playing Walter Piston’s concerto with the American Symphony Orchestra. Her performances in 2017-18 include premieres of a violin concerto written for her by Georg Friedrich Haas in Tokyo, Stuttgart, and Porto as well as the New York premiere of Michael Hersch’s concerto. Recent recitals include ones at the Miller Theatre, Strathmore, the Art Institute of Chicago (Frequency Fest), and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music. Her discography includes, most recently, music of Wolpe, Carter, and Ferneyhough (Urlicht) and Bartók, Schnittke, and Lutoslawski (ECM). The New York Times named her recording of Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura a Best Recording of 2012. Her albums also feature the Korngold and Ponce concertos and music by Finney, Shapey, Martino, Sessions, Eckardt, Xenakis, Glass, Fujikura, and more.
Much of composer Katharina Rosenberger’s work takes place in an interdisciplinary context and is bound to confront traditional performance practice in terms of how sound is produced, heard, and seen. Her compositions, installations, and interdisciplinary operas have been featured at festivals such as the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik; KunstFest-Spielen Herrenhausen; the Hannover, Klangwerkstatt, Berlin, St Petersberg, Felicja Blumental, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, and Lucerne Festivals; Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich; Journées Contemporaines; Festival Archipel; Genf; Festival reMusik; Shanghai New Music Days; and October Contemporary, as well as in many concert series throughout Europe and the United States.
Katharina Rosenberger is a professor at the University of California San Diego, where she teaches composition and sound installation art.