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    Violinist Kako Miura Returns to Scranton April 2

    Performance Music at The University of Scranton, will present “In Recital: Violinist Kako Miura and Friends” Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.
    March 18, 2022

    Performance Music at The University of Scranton will welcome back acclaimed violinist Kako Miura for a recital on Saturday, April 2. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue.

    Admission is free, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. All audience members are required to wear a higher-grade mask (N95, KN95, KF94 or double masking) at all times. Please check Performance Music’s website within 24 hours of the recital for the most current information on additional required audience COVID-19 mitigation measures (e.g., masking, vaccination, distancing, etc.).

    Originally from Tokyo and currently based in New York City, Miura has performed internationally as a soloist with orchestras in Asia, Australia and the United States. Her solo and chamber music performances have taken her to a number of high-profile venues, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.

    According to Performance Music Conductor and Director Cheryl Y. Boga, “The stunning virtuosity of Ms. Miura’s performances mesmerizes our audiences and students every time she is here. We are delighted to welcome her back to our hall along with two of her colleagues.”

    The recipient of numerous accolades, Miura took first prize in the Nagano International Music Festival Violin Competition, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Artists Competition, and Sound Symphony Orchestra’s Solo Competition. She also received the National YoungArts Foundation Award.

    Long committed to community engagement and music education, Miura has worked extensively with the Music Advancement Program of The Juilliard School’s Preparatory Division, teaching violin and courses on historical performance and curricular studies. In 2019, as part of Juilliard’s Young People’s Concerts series, she conceived, directed and performed “A Day in the Life of a King,” an original interactive concert centered around Baroque music, for elementary school students in New York City.

    Miura earned a Bachelor of Music from Juilliard, where she also attended the Pre-College Program, and a Master of Music from The Colburn School. She’s now pursuing another graduate degree in historical performance at Juilliard under the guidance of Cynthia Roberts, Elizabeth Blumenstock and Robert Mealy. She’s also studied under Robert Lipsett and Masao Kawasaki.

    Miura will be joined at the recital by cellist Cullen O’Neil, whose performances have brought her to venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms, the Helsinki Musiikkitalo and the Philharmonie de Paris alongside Les Arts Florissants. Also performing will be pianist/harpsichordist Elliot Figg, an active member of several New York-based early music and contemporary ensembles, whose recent engagements include as conductor and harpsichordist for the U.S. premiere of Chevalier de St-Georges’ L’Amant Anonyme with Little Opera Theatre of New York, assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Vivaldi’s Farnace, and for Cavalli’s Veremonda, both with Spoleto Festival USA, and assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Dido and Aeneas with L.A. Opera.

    For further information on the recital, call 570-941-7624, email music@scranton.edu or visit scranton.edu/music. For more info on Miura, visit www.colburnschool.edu/calendar/season-overview/kako-miura.

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