Position: Assistant Professor (violin)
Address: 2149 Moore Musical Arts Center
Violinist Stephen Miahky has garnered acclaim for his performances as a recitalist and a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His most recent engagements include performances New York City's Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, and Bargemusic, Atlanta's ProMozart Society, the Princeton Chamber Music Society, the Southwest Virginia Festival of the Arts, Vancouver's Sonic Boom Festival, the American Academies in Rome and Berlin, the Netherlands' De Lakenhal, NPR's Performance Today, and for the Dalai Lama.
As a chamber musician, Miahky has performed at Monadnock Music, the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, Chamber Music Ann Arbor, with the Michigan Chamber Players, the Bryant Park Quartet, the iO Quartet, and with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. He has performed with such distinguished musicians as Cho-Liang Lin, Nicholas Eanet, Martin Beaver, Norman Fischer, Steven Doane, and members of the Arianna, Chester, Concord, Tokyo, and Los Angeles Piano Quartets. Miahky is currently a member of Brave New Works and a rotating concertmaster with the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN. He has also served as guest concertmaster of the Columbus ProMusica, the Illinois Symphony, and the Kansas City Symphony.
Miahky has been a soloist with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, the Ann Arbor Symphony, the Brave New Works Ensemble, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the IRIS Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Philharmonia. He can be heard on the Albany, AMP, New Dynamic, Edition Modern, and Naxos record labels.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Miahky received his D.M.A. from Rutgers University where he received the Bettenbender Award for outstanding artistic achievement. He received his B.M. and M.M. from the University of Michigan and remains the university's only two-time winner of the Earl V. Moore Award for outstanding achievement. Miahky studied chamber music with Andrew Jennings, Martin Katz, and members of the Cleveland, Juilliard, American and Tokyo String Quartets, and received additional training at the Aspen Music Festival, the Meadowmount School, the Perlman Music Program, Canada's National Arts Centre, and the Blossom Festival. His major teachers include Arnold Steinhardt, Paul Kantor, Stephen Shipps, and Alan Bodman. He has given master classes at UT-Austin, NYU, Ithaca College, Utah State University, Tufts University, as well as throughout Korea. Miahky currently serves on the faculty of the Montecito International Music Festival in Santa Barbara, CA, and served on the faculties of Cornell University and Ohio University prior to joining BGSU.