Miho Zaitsu > Cello
“Full of Herculean power” (Time Out), cellist Miho Zaitsu continues to excite audiences with her thought-provoking performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Recent concerts have included her Carnegie Weill Hall debut and the premiere of Robert Moran’s Trinity Requiem for children’s chorus, four violoncelli and harp on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 at Trinity Church Wall Street. It was released by Naxos to great acclaim and presented on radio stations around the world. In New York, she regularly performs at Bargemusic, Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, and the United Nations. Miho’s recent chamber music projects have included the InterPlay duo, collaborations with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in the Memling Ensemble, and as cellist of the Westerlund Trio. She has performed with the New England Symphonic Ensemble, Paragon Orchestra, and String Orchestra of New York City throughout the United States as principal cello. Her popular musical appearances have included a performance with Imagine Dragons on Saturday Night Live. This season’s highlights include a chamber music at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, as well as a tour of Georgia, Hungary, Italy, and Sweden.
In past summers, she has held residencies at the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre, Schleswig-Holstein, and many others. She is the director of the strings and chamber music after school program at NEST+m, a specially gifted and talented public school in New York City and is a chamber music coach for the New York Youth Symphony. Miho is the founding director of InterPlay Chamber Music, an educational organization with the unique mission to create an inspiring learning environment for chamber musicians of all ages. Emphasis is put on discovering great music by legendary composers, going beyond the page and understanding their links to culture, history, and other forms of art. During the summer, Miho is on faculty at New York Summer Music Festival at SUNY Oneonta.