Mira Frisch

Professor of Cello, Director of String Chamber Music
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Mira Frisch, Professor of Cello and Director of String Chamber Music at UNC Charlotte, previously taught cello and chamber music at Truman State University in Missouri and at the summer festival Musicale della Toscana in Italy. She has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in Bermuda, Italy, and France. Her recordings as a member of Duo XXI, with violinist Anna Cromwell, were released on the Albany Records label in 2010 and 2014. The ensemble’s performance was called “beautifully played” by American Record Guide and their “precise ensemble playing” was noted by Fanfare Magazine. Dr. Frisch can also be heard on the album There Lies the Home, produced by Cantus; and the Albany recordings Songs of the Fisherman, an opera for tenor, dancer, and chamber ensemble; and Dark Dances, a recording of the chamber music of John Allemeier. She has presented at national conferences of the American String Teachers Association, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, and the Society of Composers. In the Carolinas, Dr. Frisch has performed as guest principal cellist with the Charleston Symphony, as a section cellist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and with the Madison Park String Quartet. She is past-president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Frisch received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Mathematics from Saint Olaf College, the Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota.