Kramer, Miriam

Born in Connecticut. Violinist. Lives in Great Britain. Named United Kingdom’s Jewish Performer of the Year 1995. Her grandfather was a Cantor and two of her uncles were concert violinists. Graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the Performers Certificate for Exceptional Young Artists. Studied violin with Charles Castleman and chamber music with Zvi Zeitlin. Studied with Yfrah Neaman on the Advanced Solo Studies Course at the Guildhall School. Won the National Federation of Music Clubs First Prize, the Stillman Kelley Prize and the Artists International Young Artist award. In November 1999, her disc of the music of Josef Achron was released. In her latest CD, Miriam and British pianist Nicholas Durcan have recorded for Naxos the violin and piano music of the great 20th century Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.