Miriam Liske-Doorandish is a young American cellist with a keen interest in pursuing diversity and breadth in her musical education as well as her life. Born in 1994, she began her cellistic endeavours at the age of two with her mother, Lisa Liske-Doorandish, and has since worked with Hans Jensen, Jonathan Kramer, and Bartholomew LaFollette (her current teacher). Miriam has spent the past year dividing her time between Europe and the U.S., and plans to continue her musical education in London during 2012/13.
Her performing experience ranges from solo recitals and performances with orchestra to collaborations with celtic, folk, and jazz musicians.
A chamber musician of expressive vitality, Miriam has received scholarships to summer festivals such as the Soundfest Chamber Music Festival (working with the Colorado Quartet) and Bowdoin International Music Festival (with Steven Doane and members of the Ying Quartet). She has also collaborated and performed with members of the Zürich-based Carmina Quartet.
Miriam has won top prizes at numerous competitions including the Tennessee Cello Workshop Annual Competition, the MTNA Competition (state division), and most recently, the Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition. This coming autumn, she looks forward to appearing on the U.S. radio programme NPR's From The Top with pianist Christopher O'Reilly and cellist Matt Haimovitz.