Italian cellist Miriam Prandi is recognized as one of the fastest rising stars of her generation, winning praise for her passionate performances and deep rich tone. Following her performance of the Dvořák Cello Concerto at Zurich Tonhalle, she was praised by the Schweizer Musikzeitung for her “sincerity of expression which is surprising for her young age” and that “one gets the impression that the cellist lives only within her playing.” More recent highlights of the 2018 Season include celebrated debuts at the Milan’s Teatro alla Scala with Accademia della Scala Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev for the MITO Festival, as well as the successful tour in Bolzano, Trento, Silandro, Firenze as a soloist with the Orchestra Haydn under the baton of Michele Mariotti. Together with her longtime recital partner, the pianist Alexander Romanovsky, Miriam Prandi played in Rome at the Cappella Paolina in the Quirinale for the Rai Radio3 broadcast as well as in various renowned chamber music Concert Series like Amici della Musica in Verona, Musica Insieme Bologna, Associazione Chamber Music in Trieste and others. Ms. Prandi is the winner of the 2014 Rahn Musikpreis, personally awarded by Chairman Sol Gabetta. She has also won First Prize of the Geminiani Competition in Verona, the Muzio Clementi Prize in Rome, and is the recipient of scholarships from the Lyra Stiftung, the Ambrosoli Foundation, the Rudolf von Tobel Studienstiftung, and the Rahn Kulturfonds.
“…she impressed as a soloist for the beauty of sound, volume and phrasing, at ease in vibrant lyricism as well as in delicate and dreamy areas“
Giorgio Pestelli, La Stampa