Miranda Wilson Biography


Miranda Wilson is an internationally performing cellist and the author of Cello Practice, Cello Performance. She writes regularly for Strings on topics related to cello literature and pedagogy.

As Associate Professor of Cello at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, Miranda Wilson is also the founder and Co-Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music Preparatory Division and Artistic Director of the Idaho Bach Festival. In the summers, she is a faculty member at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana. Click here for a full biography.

Before joining the faculty at the University of Idaho, Miranda Wilson was a founding member of the Tasman String Quartet, who toured internationally and won top prizes at several chamber music contests.

Miranda Wilson was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and educated in New Zealand, Britain and America. Her principal teachers were Judith Hyatt, Rolf Gjelsten and the other members of the New Zealand String Quartet, Alexander Ivashkin, Natalia Pavlutskaya, Phyllis Young, András Fejér and the other members of the Takács Quartet, and Judith Glyde.

Miranda Wilson is married to the American trumpeter Sean Butterfield. They live in northern Idaho with their daughter and two miniature schnauzers.

Personal web page and blog: Miranda Wilson, Cellist and Writer

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