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MiolinaNew York, NY NYC Impact Fund
Called “talented and dedicated” by Arts Birmingham, and described as displaying “aggressive and virtuosic prowess” and “brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity” by I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, violin duo Miolina has been attracting audiences since their inception in 2012. Mioi and Lynn are keen on creating and shaping the violin duo repertoire in the 21st century. To date, they have premiered 38 duos and have had successful performances in NYC at Brooklyn College, The Church of the Transfiguration, City Lore, Gallery MC, Greenwich House Music School, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, National Opera Center, NoMad Loft, Parsons School of Design, Queens Library, Rockwood Music Hall, Spectrum, St. Mark’s Church, Tenri Cultural Institute, and Turtle Bay Music School. Outside of NYC, they’ve performed at the University of Alabama and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Birmingham, AL; Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago; Monk Space in Los Angeles; Pensacola State College in Florida; Center for New Music in San Francisco; Corner Store Arts and Rhizome in Washington, DC; Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, Denmark; Galleri Sagoy in Malmö, Sweden; Cité Internationale des Arts, la Fine Gueule, and l’Institut Finlandais in Paris, France; and Koendori Classics and Monten Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In 2017, they premiered Victor Kioulaphides’ double concerto with the North/South Consonance Chamber Orchestra in NYC. In addition, they have performed on series and festivals such as BAMA, Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, COMPOSERFest, C-Y Series, Electronic Music Midwest, INFUSE Présente, JUMP, NWEAMO, Soft Series, and Sonic Circuits, and have presented masterclasses and worked with composition students at CUNY Queens College, and The Juilliard School. They have also done outreach concerts at The Alabama School for the Deaf and Blind, and at Greenwich House Senior Center and Southbridge Senior Center, both in Manhattan.
Miolina specializes in violin duo music that employs the natural beauty and sound of the instruments, with or without electronics and video. They enjoy collaborating on new compositions with composers and other artists, as well as discovering hidden gems of the past.
Upcoming 2019-20 performances take place in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, the KGB Espionage Museum, and the DiMenna Center. More concerts to be listed soon!
In June 2017, they were chosen to join New Music USA’s Impact Cohort. Support through New Music USA’s NYC New Music Impact Fund is made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation’s Katherine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. They are also recipients of a 2019 grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a 2017 Japan Foundation NY grant, a 2015 grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2014 & 2016 grants from New York Women Composers, and a 2018 grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. In 2017 & 2019, they were chosen for an artist residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Both Mioi and Lynn became board members of New York Women Composers in 2018.
Miolina is a 501(c)3 non-profit. Their self-titled debut album was released on Composers Concordance Records, distributed by Naxos, in February, 2018. Available on iTunes and at Amazon. Upcoming releases include Jean-Baptiste Favory’s ‘Unisono V’ on French label ACEL, and an album of works by Alabama composers from the Birmingham Art Music Alliance.
Miolina performs Milica Paranosic’s Scene for Miolina at Monk Space in Los Angeles.
Minnehaha Miniatures by Lynn Bechtold for two violins and pre-recorded electronics.
Miolina performs Lynn Bechtold’s ‘Minnehaha Miniatures’ at Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio, August 2016. Composed for Miolina. Alex Inglizian, sound engineer.