MIRIAM STEWART-KROEKER, CELLIST
Miriam Stewart-Kroeker is a young, emerging cellist based in Kitchener-Waterloo and Montreal, currently completing a Master’s degree in cello performance at McGill University under the direction of Matt Haimovitz, and collaborating with local ensembles.
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. She is a founding member of the Schweigen Piano Trio, who have been involved in several concert series, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society and Guelph Connections Concert Series. Last winter, Miriam completed a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts both as a soloist and with the 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.