Violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud enjoys a rich musical life as a chamber musician, orchestra-leader, educator and artistic director. Recently chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Sun-Law Vuillaume Fellowship, Miki-Sophia is passionate about music's ability to connect people more deeply to each other and to themselves.
Since 2009, Miki-Sophia has been a core member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, where her work as one of its concertmasters, soloists, and 17 artistic directors has been hailed by The New York Times and Boston Globe. In 2014, Dreams & Prayers, the first album she curated for A Far Cry, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the chamber music category. A second such album, Law of Mosaics, was celebrated by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as one of the ten most notable of the year. Acclaimed for her thoughtful and innovative approach to the concert experience, her programming has been described as “ingeniously crafted” by the Boston Globe.
Miki-Sophia is a member of the New York-based Solera Quartet, winners of the 2017 Pro Musicis International Award and 2018 Guarneri Quartet Residency from Chamber Music America. In addition to their concert schedule, the Soleras are passionate about sharing music with incarcerated communities, and have performed dozens of concerts in prisons and jails across the country.
Past studies include Harvard College, Yale School of Music, Vienna Academy of Music, and New England Conservatory. In 2016, she was invited to join the faculty of Dartmouth College, where she actively mentors a studio of bright and inquisitive violinists.
Miki-Sophia is honored to play an 1855 violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, graciously on loan to her through the Tarisio Trust: Eric Sun-Karen Law Vuillaume Fellowship.
When not in a whirlwind of music, Miki may be found eyeing a fresh tomato, savoring a smoky scotch, or working on her chaturanga dandasana.