Violinist Zoë Miller is equally engaging as a solo recitalist, as she is an orchestral and chamber musician.
Born in Connecticut, Zoë Miller began studying violin at the age of 6 and continued her professional musical studies in New York City at the Manhattan School of Music, where she graduated from the Precollege Division in 2012. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in 2016. Her primary teachers have included Eric Halen, Cho-Liang Lin and Elizabeth Faidley.
As an avid orchestral musician, Ms. Miller has been invited to perform at the Aspen Music Festival and School, playing with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra and Aspen Opera Center. She was also selected to perform with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Miller has worked under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, James Feddeck, David Robertson, Michael Stern and Larry Rachleff, and has appeared in master classes with Arnold Steinhardt, Sylvia Rosenberg, Robert Chen, Alexander Kerr and Ronald Copes. She has performed at numerous venues including Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood Music Center and the United Nations. Ms. Miller has also collaborated with a wide range of artists, from Argentine tango bandoneon player Hector del Curto, to folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger.
In addition to her work as a performer, Ms. Miller has established herself as an educator and leader in the classical music community.
She was regularly heard on Houston Public Media’s Classical 91.7 as the producer and host of the weekly radio show “Music in the Making”. Ms. Miller also served as a frequent host for the Houston Symphony’s pre-concert interview series.
While completing her degree at Rice University, Ms. Miller created and performed in numerous outreach events in the Houston Community, including a holiday concert series in the Texas Medical Center and an education concert at the Children’s Museum of Houston. She also created and taught a classical music appreciation course at Rice University.
In August 2016, Ms. Miller returned to New York to begin her graduate studies at New York University, where she studies with Naoko Tanaka. She also began her most recent appointment as Adjunct Professor of Violin at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Ms. Miller regularly performs with the NYU Symphony, where she is concertmaster, and the NYU Contemporary Ensemble. In March 2017, Ms. Miller was named the winner of the NYU Strings Concerto Competition and will be performing the Barber Violin Concerto with the NYU Symphony in the 2017-2018 concert season.
In addition to her personal concert career, Ms. Miller shares her enthusiasm for music through private lessons and performance opportunities
As a versatile musician with a passion for collaboration, Ms. Miller has experience across various genres and ensemble settings. She is available as a performer for private functions and events, and is currently accepting private violin students into her studio.