Miriam Davis is a British violinist who has performed throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. She is a prizewinner in international and national competitions. Recent solo performance venues include Stavanger Konserthus, St Martin in the Fields London and Sage Gateshead Hall 1. Miriam has also made chamber and solo appearances at the National Portrait Gallery London, Cheltenham and Lake District Music Festivals, Tunnell Trust in Coll, Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival Italy, Apeldoorn International Masterclass, Norwegian Youth Chamber Music Festival, Stavanger Chamber Festival, and Prussia Cove International Musician’s Seminar. At festivals she has had the pleasure to perform with renowned musicians including Laura Mikkola, Gabriele Ragghianti, Jan Bjoranger and Amaury Coeytaux.
Miriam currently studies with Philippe Graffin at Hague Royal Conservatory, where she just obtained her Artist Certificate. She has also made extended study with renowned musicians including Eszter Haffner, Jan Bjoranger, and Andras Keller at Liszt Academy Budapest. She completed her undergraduate studies at Royal College of Music London, on a full scholarship. She has participated in masterclasses with Viktor Tretyakov, Natalia Likhopoi, Benjamin Schmid, Gyorgy Pauk, Kolja Blacher, Keiko Wataya, Thomas Zehetmair, Amaury Coeytaux, Kungsbacka Trio, Hugh Bean, and Emanuel Hurwitz.
Miriam also has considerable orchestral experience, including winning a 1st Violin position in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 23 (with whom she worked for four years, and had the privilege to perform a full Mahler symphony cycle and record all of Shostakovich symphonies on Naxos with conductor Vasily Petrenko), and free-lance work with Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Chamber Orchestra, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, & 1b1 Ensemble.
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 Co- Concertmaster at the BBC proms in Royal Albert Hall London.