- Le Jeudi, Luxembourg
Mira Armij Gill, of East-Indian descent and a Salt Lake City, Utah, native, graduated from The Juilliard School where she completed her bachelor’s degree as one of three students of the late John Browning. While at Juilliard she also received her master’s degree with Yoheved Kaplinsky, was awarded two Juilliard teaching fellowships, and won the International Young Artist Piano Award resulting in her New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Gill’s performance with the Utah Symphony under the baton of Joseph Silverstein was hailed by the Salt Lake Tribune as “a performance with confidence and flair.” She was invited to study at the Gnessin Institute in their inaugural piano festival in Moscow, Russia, and has become an active soloist and guest artist with orchestras in the United States, Europe, and Canada with performances broadcast on KSL and KBYU radio, as well as QPTV, and KSL television.
Ms. Gill has given concerts for audiences of dignitaries and royalty in recent seasons. She was the featured artist at the bi-annual gala of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Guillaume and H.R.H. Crown Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg. Ms. Gill gave the first classical piano recital at India’s Consulate General in New York by special invitation of the Consul General, Hon. Pramathesh Rath, to celebrate his new appointment as Ambassador to Argentina.
Additionally, Ms. Gill contributed to “Memories of John Browning, The Lhevinne Legacy Continues,” a film produced by Arkatov Productions. A short documentary by Agricolamedia, “From Talking to Playing,” explores Ms. Gill’s role as performer and pedagogue. She appears regularly in the Make Music New York series andwas featured in recital at Tenri Cultural Institute as one of Mu Phi Epsilon’s Distinguished Artists.
Ms. Gill is on the piano faculty at Third Street Music School Settlement in New York City and maintains a busy private studio. She was awarded the Steinway & Sons Top Piano Teacher Award in 2021, recently served on the piano faculty of the international Austria Summer Music Festival, and is on the piano faculty of France Summer Music YXIE in Villeblevin. Centaur Records has just released her latest recording, “Piano Works of Samuel Barber,” which includes a duet with her husband Francisco Salazar.
"The program’s centerpiece was a bravura performance in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 attacked with confidence and flair. Her strength in the splashy chords and sparkling runs of the first movement was matched in a thoughtful nicely controlled slow movement that alternated episodes of shade and sunlight".
- The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah – Catherine Reese
Copyright © 2024 Mira Armij Gill. All Rights Reserved.