New York-based violinist, Miki-Sophia Cloud, enjoys a rich musical life as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestra-leader, and innovative arts advocate. As a soloist and recitalist, she has appeared at Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, and on NPR. Performance highlights include Barber’s Violin Concerto with Maestro Peter Oundjian, Berio Duos with Ani and Ida Kavafian at Lincoln Center, and a European recital debut in Graz, Austria presented by ORF, Austrian National Radio. Since 2009, Cloud has been a core member of the self-conducted chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, where her leadership as Concertmaster and soloist as well as her concert programming have been acclaimed by the New York Times and Boston Globe. Behind the scenes, she directs the ensemble’s community partnerships and educational programs. An active orchestra-leader, Cloud is also co-concertmaster of the Mozart Orchestra of New York and the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra. Passionate about chamber music, Cloud is a former member of the Fidelio Quartet, and first violinist and artistic director of the White Mountains Music festival, a six-week chamber music festival in Northern New Hampshire. Her other chamber music festival appearances include Halcyon Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Music@Menlo. An acclaimed artistic director and creator of adventurous and insightful programming, Cloud's concert programming has been hailed as "ingenious" by the Boston Globe. Dreams and Prayers, the first album she developed for A Far Cry as artistic curator was nominated for a "Best Chamber Music & Small Ensemble" 2015 Grammy award, and the second, Law of Mosaics, was hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as one of the top ten albums of 2014.