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Miriam Stewart

Cellist - Kitchener-Waterloo ON
Miriam Stewart-Kroeker is a young, emerging cellist based in Kitchener-Waterloo, and recent graduate of McGill University with a Master’s degree in cello performance under the direction of Matt Haimovitz. Miriam performs frequently with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and holds the principal positions with the Stratford Symphony and the Georgian Bay Symphony.

Miriam has collaborated with a number of orchestras and choirs, both as a soloist and orchestral musician, but her passion remains rooted in chamber music. An active chamber musician, Miriam has performed with numerous ensembles for a variety of chamber music series, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society and the Guelph Connections Concert Series. In the winter of 2013 Miriam completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts both as a soloist and with her piano trio. Miriam's chamber ensembles were the recipients of the Penderecki String Quartet Chamber Music Prize for two consecutive years (2009-10), and won the Canadian Music Competition in 2011 with the Zwickau Piano Quartet. She has participated in summer chamber music and orchestral programs, including QuartetFest, the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival in Newfoundland, and the National Academy Orchestra with conductor Boris Brott.

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Miriam has had the opportunity to study with a number of renowned cellists, namely Paul Pulford and Matt Haimovitz. Miriam is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, receiving an Honours Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance as well as a Diploma in Chamber Music Performance.

When not playing the cello, Miriam enjoys baking, learning new languages, canoe tripping and other outdoor activities. Her most recent adventure included bicycling from Seattle to San Francisco, camping along the way.