Michi Wiancko


Described in Gramophone Magazine as an "alluring soloist [with] heightened expressive and violinistic gifts," violinist Michi Wiancko has performed with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in recital and chamber appearances across the nation. Michi made her New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall after winning the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. She was featured as an "Artist to Watch" on the cover of the January 2007 issue of SYMPHONY Magazine. She has toured extensively throughout the country as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, and has appeared in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery, Library of Congress, New York Town Hall, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and numerous others. Michi has toured nationwide with the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and with Musicians from Marlboro. She tours internationally with the renowned modern dance ensemble, Mark Morris Dance Group, with whom she appeared at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart festival, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In March 2007 Michi gave the world premiere of a concerto written for her by Margaret Brouwer, which she performed with Cleveland’s City Music Orchestra, under the baton of James Gaffigan. A native of Southern California, Michi began her violin studies at the age of 3. She studied with Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and completed her master's degree at The Juilliard School, working with Robert Mann.