MIRA GILL

Piano

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Pianist Mira Armij Gill of East-Indian descent, received her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School where she studied with John Browning and Yoheved Kaplinsky. While at Juilliard she was a teaching fellow.  Ms. Gill also attended the Gnessin Institute in Moscow.  In 1997,  Ms. Gill made her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall as winner of the Artists International Young Artist’s Piano Award and has performed recitals in Utah, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Austria and Canada. As well as in New York at Lincoln Center’s, Alice Tully Hall and Steinway Hall. She has been awarded top prizes by the Utah Symphony Guild, the Midland-Odessa National Concerto Competition, the Kawai America National Competition, the Jefferson Symphony Concerto Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Brahms Competition.  Her performance of Liszt Piano Concerto inE Flat Major with the Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein was hailed “a bravura performance with confidence and flair”. Ms. Gill also appeared as guest artist with orchestras in Ohio, Texas, Colorado, Maine, New York and Canada, in addition to broadcasts and appearances on KSL Radio and Television and KBYU Radio.  Her playing has been described ss “spectacular, poetic and so Inspiring” (Le Jeudi- Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) and having “a remarkable technique and more important a genuine musical feeling” (Cyprien Katsaris) She performed the inaugural piano recital at the Consulate General of India in New York and was the featured cover story for The Urban Indian Magazine.  She was also the featured artist for the Vi-Annual Gala of the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Guillaume and H.R.H. Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg.  Ms. gill was a contributor to the documentary “Memories of John Browning, the Lhevinne Legacy Continues,” produced by Arkatov Productions, which includes highlights of Ms. Gill and her students, demonstrating his influence on her. In 2013, Ms. Gill was featured in a short documentary about her life as a pianist and teacher entitled “From Talking to Playing” produced by Agricolamedia Productions.  She was presented as Mu Phi Epsilons NYC Alumni Chapter’s 2012 Distinguished Artist.  She was also the resident teaching artist and creator of the piano program at “SAYA” South Asian Youth Action, an organization catering to the South Asian Youth in New York.  She developed their only music and piano program. Ms. Gill recently signed with Centaur Records to make a new CD featuring the Solo Piano Music of Samuel Barber. This spring she gave masterclasses at The Bloomingdale School of Music in Manhattan and was named Top Teacher of 2021 by Steinway and Sons. She serves on the piano faculty of the Third Street Music School Settlement in Manhattan and joined the piano faculty of the Austria Summer Music Festival in 2019.  For more information, visit her website miragill.com

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