Violinist Miranda Cuckson delights audiences internationally as soloist and collaborator in a wide range of music, from older eras to the most current creations. In recent years she has become one of the most acclaimed and passionately committed performers of contemporary music, playing innumerable concerts and premieres of new works and moving new music more into the center of musical life.
Upcoming highlights of her 2023/24 season include recitals at San Francisco Performances, Princeton University, Florida State University, and a performance of the Georg Friedrich Hass: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 – written for and premiered by Cuckson with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra – with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Cuckson embarks on a Germany recital tour in October, and performs multiple concerts in New York State including Hudson View Gardens and at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century.
Cuckson released a double album, Világ, in January 2023 featuring a Stewart Goodyear piece, which is a new work written for her. The album also includes the Bartók Solo Sonata and music by Aida Shirazi, Manfred Stahnke, and Franco Donatoni.
Venues and festivals have included the Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall, Casa da Musica Porto, Teatro Colón, Guggenheim and Cleveland Museums, Art Institute of Chicago, Strathmore, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series, and the Bard, Marlboro, and Portland Music festivals. She made her Carnegie Hall debut playing Piston’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the American Symphony Orchestra, and new violin concertos written for her by Haas (in Tokyo, Stuttgart and Porto), and by Marcela Rodriguez in Mexico City.
Her acclaimed discography also includes the Korngold and Ponce violin concertos; albums of music of American composers; her ECM Records album of Bartók, Schnittke and Lutoslawski; Melting the Darkness, an album of pieces by Xenakis, Bianchi, Rowe and more. Her recording of Luigi Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura for violin and electronics (Urlicht AV), which was named a Best Recording of 2012 by the New York Times.
Miranda Cuckson teaches at the Mannes School of Music at New School University in New York. She studied at The Juilliard School, from Pre-College through her doctorate, and won Juilliard’s Presser Award.
"Her tonal luster and variety of touch enliven everything she plays."
"Cuckson had devoted a range of expressive talents to the violin writing: carefully shading some drier moments of muted playing, and later deploying her silvery sound to underline the singing qualities embedded in an otherwise complex idiom."
"...she had clear feelings about the music and crafted her phrasing to convey that meaning."
"...Ms. Cuckson is synonymous with the music of today."
- Miranda Cuckson performing the World Premiere of Reiko Feuting's 'Passage: Time (Copy)'
- Miranda Cuckson and Michael Hersch perform Hersch at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY September 18, 2018
- Miranda Cuckson | Katharina Rosenberger | ‘Folds’ for Solo Violin & Electronics
- Excerpts from a September 18, 2018 recital of Miranda Cuckson and Michael Hersch playing Hersch at National Sawdust in New York City.
- Miranda Cuckson Performs with Tonkünstler-Orchester
- Composer Reiko Feuting – ‘Passage: Time (copy)’ for Solo Violin [WORLD PREMIER]
- Violinist Miranda Cuckson joins Colbert Artists