12.16.2021 Miolina is honored to announce that we were awarded funding this past October from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 2021 Creative Engagement Fund. We will be collaborating on a program on March 4th entitled "Mushin" with choreographer Yukari Osaka and her dance company ENTERART. Featuring my work "No Kendo." Check our calendar page for updated details!
08.30.2021 Miolina is getting ready to head back to Avaloch Farm from Sept 12-19, this time with collaborator/composer Holland Hopson. Grateful to Avaloch for the opportunity! We are looking forward to late summer in New England, when we can create, rehearse, and plan for the upcoming season. And we are looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying chef Peter's amazing food, as always!
08.29.2021 Miolina is thrilled to announce that we both became members of the City Artists Corp, a corp of NYC-based artists who are receiving funding from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, and Queens Theatre. These funds will help to produce our concert on Sept 23, 2021, as well as a soon-to-be-announced date in October. Check our calendar page for details!
03.26.2021 We are excited to announce another concert this season! We will be performing some new duos on the North/South Consonance Series on June 10, 2021. Stay tuned for more details!
01.26.2021 Check out some new albums we have out recently, or coming up soon! Links on our albums page! We were happy to be featured on Melissa Grey & David Morneau's new album 'Symbolic Gesture,' released in November, and our collaboration with BAMA (see below) composers will be out in March, 2021.
11.05.2020 We just wrapped up our recording of BAMA (Birmingham Art Music Alliance) composers by recording Geni Skendo's 'Orange Prism' at PInch Recording Studio in LIC, with sound engineer Aki Nishimura. PLus, we were able to record some other works as well, so stay tuned!
10.29.2020 Happy Autumn, everyone! Still living in covid times... anyway, we just performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto, with Claudia Dumschat on organ for 8 audience members and one well-behaved canine music lover at The Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan. First you can check out Mioi and Claudia performing one of the violin and continuo sonatas as well! Check out the fb video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1677186872458461
06.24.2020 Wow! It's been a while since we posted any news, and for the last 3 months, we've had concerts and tours canceled, live every other musician on the planet. We have been enjoying a lot of time at our respective homes, where we've collaborated on a couple of remote recording and video projects. Covid-eo Project and Danny Boy! (See the videos on our Media page.) Please check back for updates on our rescheduled concerts and some additional ones for next season. We look forward to seeing you all in person asap! :)
07.23.19 Link to our grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
04.15.19 Miolina is happy to announce that we will once again be returning to Avaloch Farm Music Institute in NH, working with composer Takuma Itoh on a new double violin concerto! Looking forward to autumn in New England this October!
04.06.19 Back from our collaboration with Swedish composer Ann Rosén, and concerts on the C-Y Series in Malmö, and at the Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, we are thrilled to announce that we received a grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation. We will present new works by Ann and Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen, on a concert in NYC in the spring of 2020. Stay tuned!
07.04.18 We received this lovely review of our album from Jillian DeGroot at I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. Thank you!
"Sonic embodiment of personhood; aggressive and virtuosic prowess; thoughtfully crafted and beautifully executed; brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity."
04.10.18 Check out the new exhibition by Cecilia Mandrile, the artist who created our album cover and design! The show is in Córdoba, Argentina, at the Museo Emilio Caraffa.
Miolina is honored to have been chosen as one of the 9 groups added to the Impact Fund Cohort, sponsored by New Music USA. Read about it here:
(50 works for violin duo premiered by Miolina in the last 9 years)
-Hesam Abedini: *Ghazaliyât No. 1
-Bela Bartok: Violin Duets
-Lynn Bechtold: Away/Home 1.2; *Funshallbehad (w/improvising musician); *House of the Rising Sun; *Judy From Brooklyn; *Minnehaha Miniatures; No Kendo 1.1; Projet Imaginaire 1.4; Shuffle Scuffle (w/flute)
-Eve Beglarian: *All Good Is Luck; Well-Spent
-Grant Beglarian: Duets in a Contemporary Style
-Luciano Berio: Violin Duets
-Luigi Boccherini: Duos
-Gavin Bryars: Die Letzten Tage
-Kenji Bunch: Three American Folk Hymn Settings
-Manu Chao: Minha Galera *(arr Lynn Bechtold)
-Samuel Coleridge-Taylor/arr.Bechtold: *Tears, a Lament
-Valerie Coleman: *Migrations
-Dan Cooper: El Planeta Rojo; Spinning Song
-Eleanor Cory: *Elegy
-Andrew Raffo Dewar: *Madera Resonante
-Jean-Baptiste Favory: *Unisono V
-Flower Cat (Melissa Grey & David Morneau): *Kirlian
-Folk/arr.Aleksey Igudesman: Auld Lang Syne; Danny Boy; Duniye Ay
-Dai Fujikura: *Twin Tweets
-Douglas Geers: *Teach Sum, Cheat Sum
-Lyudmila German: In the World of Shadows
-Orlando Gibbons: Six Fancies
-Monroe Golden: *Winona's Lesson
-Judd Greenstein: ILL (w/marimba and drum kit)
-Melissa Grey: Appassionata for Angela Grauerholz; *Lateral Line: 3 Electric Fish; Procrustean Bed
-Manuel Hernandez: Cables
-Sara Holtzschue: For KB/Pogrom
-Arthur Honegger: Sonatine
-Holland Hopson: *Pull Down to New Orleans; *Purple Humidity; *Red Leg Salamander; *Squirrel Ride Tricycle (prior 4 pieces w/banjo); *Still Yet Already Again
-Miyuki Ito: *Etoile Double (I)
-Takuma Itoh: Across the Open Sky (w/cello)
-Yoshihiro Kanno: *Cat in a Box II
-Debra Kaye: Duet After Winter; Freedom Songs (w/soprano)
-Howie Kenty: We Have Less Time Than You Think
-Mari Kimura: Sarahal
-Viktor Kioulaphides: Duos; *Mostly Motown Concerto
-Sunny Knable: *Ten Views of Mount Fuji
-Mark Lackey: *Dyad
-Jean-Marie Leclair: Duos
-Max Lifchitz: *Five Impromptus
-Emma Logan: *A Certain Slant of Light
-Jessica Meyer: But Not Until
-Kyle McGucken:*Recitative & Aria for Jean Baudrillard
-Paul Miller (DJ Spooky): Goldberg Remixes (w/cello)
-Dary John Mizelle: Love Song (from Fossey)
-Akio Mokuno: *Stream
-Beata Moon: A Silent Movie
-Brian C. Moon: Duetto con Bobik;*What Could Have Been, Was, or Will Be
-W.A. Mozart: Duo in B-flat Maj, Op. 70, #1; Der Spiegel Duet
-Jeff Myers: TAG for 2 Violins & Electronic Drone
-Angélica Negrón: They Swim Under My Bed (w 3rd violin and piano); Tres Insultos para Dos Violines
-Albert Oppenheimer: Hues (w/cello)
-Isaac Otto: *Nycticorax
-Milica Paranosic: Al' Airi Lepo Sviri; *HaydnBerg; *Scene for Miolina; Tiho Noci
-Martin Phelps: *Canvas In Progress; *Imaginary Canvas (w/various)
-Astor Piazzolla: Milonga del Ángel
-Ignace Pleyl: Duos
-Gene Pritsker: *Empty Bottles; Misfortune Has Its Uses; *Refugee Lament
-Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata for 2 Violins
-Ann Rosén: *Over Sea
-Nino Rota: Tre Pezzi
-Elena Ruehr: Shukria
-Pauchi Sasaki: Music from Design is One|the Vignellis
*(arr Lynn Bechtold)
-Ruth Crawford Seeger: Diaphonics #3 *(arr Gilbert Dejean)
-Dmitri Shostakovich: Five Pieces for 2 violins (w/piano)
-Alvin Singleton: Ishirini
-Geni Skendo: *Orange Prism
-Hilary Tann: A Girl's Song to Her Mother
-Toru Takemitsu: Rocking Mirror Daybreak
-Karen Tanaka: Shibuya Tokyo
-Eric Tanguy: Sonate
-Fabio Turchetti: *Quadernos de Buenos Aires
-Ángel Villoldo: El Choclo
-Aleksandra Vrebalov: *Along With Youth (w/soprano); The Spell III
-Ann Warren: *Qu'est-ce que je disais?
-Joseph Martin Waters: *Cali' Karsilama
-Judith Weir: Atlantic Drift
-Rain Worthington: Night Stream, *In Tandem
-Yoshia Yasuda: *Nagare
-Nina C. Young: Sun Propeller
-Isang Yun: Sonatina
-Mark Zaki: *Vagabondage
* = Premiered by or written for Miolina