Musicians From Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute
Miriam Fried, violin and program director
Grace Clifford, violin
Haeji Kim, viola
Gabriel Martins, cello
Janice Carissa, piano
Miriam Fried, Program Director and Violin
Miriam Fried has been recognized for many years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. A consummate musician—equally accomplished as recitalist, concerto soloist or chamber musician—she has been heralded for her “fiery intensity and emotional depth” (Musical America) as well as for her technical mastery. Her supreme blend of artistry and musicianship continues to inspire audiences worldwide. Miriam Fried has played with virtually every major orchestra in the United States and Europe. Chamber music plays an important role in Ms. Fried’s musical life. She was recently the first violinist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and collaborates regularly with her son, pianist Jonathan Biss. Miriam Fried continues her impressive tenure as Program Director of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute.