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Velleda C. Miragias

Instructor in Music
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Education

M.M. Boston University

Biography

Boston-based cellist Velléda Miragias has received critical acclaim from le Confolentais for her "perfect technical mastery [and] strong emotion," and currently enjoys a diverse career as a freelance chamber and orchestral musician, educator and entrepreneur. A native of Paris, Ms. Miragias holds degrees from the Conservatoire National de Boulogne, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris rue de Madrid, Indiana University and Boston University. She is the recipient of France's coveted Ministry of Culture Award and a first-prize winner of the Prix de la ville d'Epernay string competition.

A committed educator, Ms. Miragias was appointed instructor of cello at Phillips Exeter Academy in 2019, and is co-founder of Artisan Music Studios and Artisan Childcare Center for the Arts, a comprehensive music-immersion program for infants through preschoolers. She also serves as a string coach for the New England Conservatory Prep School of Music and its Youth Philharmonic ensemble, is regularly involved in the Boston Philharmonic's MOSAIC outreach program, and is on the faculty of the Rivers School. 

As an orchestral performer, Ms. Miragias is associate principal with the Boston Philharmonic and regularly performs and records with a roster of New England's premier orchestral and period ensembles. Most recently, Ms. Miragias became one of the principal collaborators, with founder Giovanna Confalone, of the Mel Bonis Project—a nonprofit collaborative dedicated to disseminating the work and histories of 19th-century French women composers.