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ABOUT

Following her initial encounter with the harp at the age of six, Miriam's musical curiosity eventually led her from her hometown of Günzburg to stages across the globe.

After graduating from the Juilliard School, Miriam was appointed Acting Principal Harpist of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, where she played for two years under conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Sir Antonio Pappano, Klaus Mäkelä and Franz Welser-Möst. In 2023, she joined the Tonkünstler Orchester in Vienna as Principal Harpist. 

As a soloist, Miriam has won awards in competitions at national and international levels. Her successes include prizes at the renowned harp competitions in the USA (2019) and Israel (2022). In addition to recordings for European radio stations such as BR Klassik and the Dutch Concertzender, she regularly plays solo concerts, most recently with the Gießen Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2024.

 

Miriam holds a Bachelor of Music from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and a Master of Music from the Juilliard School. Currently Miriam is completing her solo studies with Francoise Verherve in the concert exam at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, supported by the Deutsche Bank Foundation. Her previous teachers include Erika Waardenburg, Sandrine Chatron and Nancy Allen. Miriam is a scholarship holder from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, PE-Förderungen Mannheim, the Theodor Rogler Foundation, the Lutz E. Adolf Foundation and the Musikförderpreis Schwaben.

An avid reader, Miriam also studied Middle Eastern history at Columbia University through their exchange program with the Juilliard School.

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