A native of Salt Lake City, pianist Mira Armij Gill received both Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School where she studied with John Browning and Yoheved Kaplinsky. She has studied at the Tanglewood Institute and at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, and at the Mozarteum Sommer Academie in Salzburg. Ms. Gill made her debut at Weill Recital/Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Artists International Young Artist’s Piano Award and has performed in the Temple Square Concert Series/Salt Lake City, Sprecher Hall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Wiener Saal/Salzburg, the John Jay Recital Hall/Katonah, NY, Alice Tully Hall and Steinway Hall. Ms. Gill has been awarded prizes by the Utah Symphony Guild, the Midland-Odessa National Concerto Competition, the Kawai America National Competition, the Arlette Day Piano Competition, and the Joanna Hodges International Brahms Competition. Her performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto in E-Flat Major with the Utah Symphony under the direction of Joseph Silverstein was hailed “a bravura performance with confidence and flair.” Ms. Gill has also appeared as guest artist with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra, the Murray Symphony/Utah, the Midland-Odessa Symphony/Texas, the Jefferson Symphony/Golden, Colorado, and the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra in Salt Lake City. She has also appeared on live broadcast on KSI Radio and Television and KBYU Radio. Ms. Gill has appeared in recital at the Consulate General of India in New York by invitation of the Honorable Mr. Pramathesh Rath to celebrate his appointment as Ambassador to Argentina and since 2004 she has performed recitals each summer in Bar Harbor and at the Summerkeys Festival in Lubec, Maine. In 2006 Ms. Gill was a featured contributor to the documentary “Memories of John Browning, the Lhevinne Legacy Continues,” produced by Salome Ramras Arkatov, which includes excerpts from her CD released in 2005, demonstrating his influence on her playing. Ms. Gill has appeared as guest artist with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra in Colorado, the Pasamaquoddy Bay Symphony in Eastport, Maine and St. Andrews New Brunswick Canada. Ms. Gill resides in New York where she maintains an active private teaching studio. She served on the piano faculty for 12 years at the Turtle Bay Music School in Manhattan and recently developed a piano program at SAYA (South Asian Youth Action), a secular development organization dedicated to the nurturing of South Asian youths located in Elmhurst, New York. She has performed on numerous Mu Phi Epsilon concerts and the New York City Alumni Chapter and appeared in solo recital as the 2012 Distinguished Artist.
For more information about Ms. Gill, go to www.miragill.com.