MIRA GILL

Piano

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mira Armij Gill is of East-Indian descent. She graduated from The Juilliard School with her BM and MM, where she had the privilege of completing her Bachelor’s degree as one of three students of the late John Browning. While at Juilliard, Ms. Gill won the Artist’s International Young Artist Piano Award which resulted in her New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. In addition Ms. Gill was awarded two teaching fellowships at Juilliard during her Master's studies. She has also won top prizes across the country including Second Place in the Joanna Hodges International Brahms Competition. Ms Gill has performed in Alice Tully Hall in their "Wednesday's at One" Series. She was presented in recital as Mu Phi Epsilon's Distinguished Artist of 2011 in New York at Tenri Cultural Institute. And has also performed in Moscow the Weiner Saal in Salzburg. Ms. Gill has given recitals by special invitation for Consul General of India, Hon. Pramathesh Rath, and for H.R.H. Crown Prince Guillaume and Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg at the Bi-annual Gala organized by the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Gill was a featured soloist with the Utah Symphony under the baton of Maestro Joseph Silverstein. Her playing of Liszt’s First Piano Concerto in E Flat Major was reviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune and described as "a bravura performance with confidence and flair". She has also soloed with other orchestras throughout the United States including performances with the Midland Odessa Symphony, the Jefferson Symphony, the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, and the Fort Collins Symphony. Some of her performances have been broadcast live over KSL Radio, as well as KBYU Radio, and she was featured on KSL Television. 

She has performed in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in its "Wednesdays at One" series for piano music, the Weiner Saal Concert Hall in Salzburg, Austria, as well as the Mozarteum’s concert series in Radstadt, Austria. She annually gave concerts in the Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Steinway Hall in New York City. Ms. Gill has attended the Gnessin Institute’s Summer Festival in Moscow, Russia; the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria; and Tanglewood 

Ms. Katja Rausch of Le Jeudi, a newspaper from the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg wrote: "Her playing is spectacular, poetic and so inspiring", following her debut CD launch concert at Steinway Hall in New York. Soon after, her CD was reviewed by famed pianist, Cyprien Katsaris: "She has a remarkable technique and, more important, a genuine musical feeling". 

As a former student of the late pianist John Browning, Ms. Gill contributed to the making of a documentary entitled "Memories of John Browning, the Lhevinne Legacy Continues", produced by Arkatov Productions. During her interview and special feature in the film, Ms. Gill discusses the Browning/Lhevinne approach to Russian technique. Excerpts from her CD serve to demonstrate his tremendous influence on her paying and teaching. Other contributors to the documentary included Leonard Slatkin and John Williams.

Another notable event was the presentation of Ms. Gill's documentary by the St. Andrews Film Society in St. Andrews New Brunswick Canada on August 23rd at W.C. O'Neil Arena Theatre. 

In the 2017-19 seasons she was presented in concerts by the West Orange Public Library, in New Jersey, St Andrew Arts Council in St.Andrews New Brunswick Canada and The Eastport Arts Center in Eastport Maine, as well as the “Live-Sounds” Concert Series in New York City. In addition Ms. Gill gave collaborative performances of the Prokofieff Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op 34 for Piano and Clarinet Quintet at the Anna-Maria Kellen Auditorium and the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. Concluding her spring she performed both solo and piano duo works in Lincoln Center’s Kaplan Penthouse for the “Ears Open Concert” featuring the music of Lowell Liebermann. 

Ms. Gill resides in New York. Ms. Gill is currently on the piano faculty of Third Street Music School. And after twelve years on the Piano Faculty of Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan, she established a Piano Program at SAYA! (South Asian Youth Action) based in Elmhurst, New York, where she served as Resident Teaching Artist. For more info please visit her website miragill.com.

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