Miki-Sophia J. Cloud
Violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud enjoys a rich musical life as an innovative recitalist, chamber musician, orchestra-leader, and educator.
Since 2009, Cloud has been a core member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, where her leadership in the roles of concertmaster, principal second, and soloist have been hailed by The New York Times and Boston Globe. Committed to the power of music as an agent of social change, Cloud also directs the ensemble’s community partnerships and educational programs. In 2014, Dreams & Prayers, the first album she developed for A Far Cry, which includes her solo performances, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the chamber music category. Law of Mosaics, her second such project, also featuring her solo and trio performances, was hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as one of the top ten albums of 2014.
A passionate chamber musician, Cloud is a member of the New York-based Solera Quartet, Artists in Residence at the University of Notre Dame. She is also former artistic director of the White Mountains Music festival, a six-week chamber music festival in Northern New Hampshire. Her other festival appearances include Aspen, Perlman Music Program, Virginia Arts, and Music@Menlo. Acclaimed as an artistic director and creator of concert programming, Cloud’s programs have been described as “ingeniously crafted” by Boston Globe.
An alumna of Harvard College, Vienna Academy of Music, Yale School of Music, and a doctoral candidate at New England Conservatory, she is grateful for the inspiring mentorship of such artists as Ani Kavafian, Robert Levin, Ricardo Cyncynates, Itzhak Perlman, and Miriam Fried. This fall, she joins the faculty of Dartmouth College where she mentors and guides twelve talented young violinists.