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MIHO SAEGUSA, violin

MihoViolinist Miho Saegusa enjoys a multifaceted career as a versatile chamber musician, orchestral leader, and soloist. She is a founding member of the Aizuri Quartet, the 2014-2016 Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and a Prizewinner at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. The quartet has found joy in exploring many kinds of collaborations, from programs alongside art at the Barnes Foundation to commissions from composers Caroline Shaw, Yevgeniy Sharlat, and Paul Wiancko. Miho’s passion for chamber music has also led to memorable summers at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, and Music@Menlo, as well as tours with Musicians from Marlboro. Miho has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Arnold Steinhardt, David Soyer, and Miriam Fried.

Born in Kitakyushu, Japan, Miho has played the violin since the age of five, and her principal teachers include Masao Kawasaki and Dorothy DeLay. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, and earned her Master of Music and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School. For the past three summers Miho has been a Valade Fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp, where she works with High School violinists and the Advanced String Quartet Program.