Violinist Miray Ito seeks to evoke the intricacies of life through her music. Recipient of the 2022 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, Miray has stood on many stages from the start of her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of twelve. Throughout the years she has been awarded first prize at the Kocian International Violin Competition, been named as the “2018 Young Artist of The Year” by the Ruth Laredo Memorial Foundation, and awarded the Joan Graham Award and Irene Kinsey Stare Award, both from the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit.
Miray has been a prize winner of the Kloster Schöntal Violin Competition, Valsesia Musica International Competition, and Colburn Music Academy Concerto Competition.
She has appeared at venues such as The Kennedy Center, Warner Theatre, and Merkin Concert Hall, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Sendai Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, and Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, among others. Miray was a featured performer on NPR’s “From The Top” with Peter Dugan and has appeared as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Japanese Medical Society of America.
A graduate of The Juilliard School where she was under the tutelage of Li Lin, she will be working with Augustin Hadelich as part of her Master of Music degree at The Yale School of Music in the fall.
Miray plays a 1734 Pietro Guarneri violin on a generous loan from the Ryuji Ueno Foundation.