Home Mirabai Peart violinist Home Menu Events Projects > Ryan Francesconi, Mirabai Peart, Tobias Roberson and Paul Brown Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart the Noise String Quartet Stringspace Arranging Bio > Full Bio Short Bio Tiny weency bio My skill set Photos Video > Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart video Ryan Francesconi, Mirabai Peart, Tobias Roberson and Paul Brown the Joanna Newsom Band video the Noise video Listen Teaching > Mirabai Peart's Music Studio Testimonials Teaching photos Fees and cancellation policy Student Resources > Becoming the best musician you can be Recommended sheet music and other resources Recommended Listening Useful links Blog Contact New Page Photo by Richie Cox, courtesy of? Stringspace. Welcome to my website! Feel free to browse and listen, to get to know about me and my music. The violin was handed to me when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, and by some miracle I stuck with it through my formative years- mostly thanks to my artist father and healer mother, who encouraged creativity and freedom. ?My exploits with the violin have since taken me many places. From my studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music to stints of study in India, Greece and Turkey. ?Through a full spectrum of venues, from underground venues in the cities of Europe and Japan through to the iconic, such as the Sydney Opera House, London's Royal Festival Hall and Carnegie Hall. My strong foundation in classical technique, as well my studies in jazz, folk and improvisation, continue to inform me in my adventures with a range of folk styles and original music. My aim is to retain the dexterity and ability acquired from classical training whilst expanding vocabulary in style, ornamentation, colour, tone and expression. This journey with the violin is now newly accompanied by adventures with viola and black sea kemenche, voice, and string arrangements. I am now also offering violin lessons here in my new home town of Portland, Oregon. events - Projects - bio - photos - videos - listen - teaching - blog - Contact Latest news Mirabai Peart Violin Studio is full steam ahead. The spring kids' ensemble class was a blast, and the summer student concert jam was exciting and fun! Next student concert is going to be in October, a Halloween concert. I'm pleased to be a 'Thumbtack Top Pro' for 2017, as well as proud winner of Thumbtack 'Best of 2016' Award, thanks to my violin students who gave me great reviews! Joanna Newsom's latest album 'Divers' was released on Oct 23rd '15. I've been so pleased to be in the latest incarnation of her band. Starting Fall '15 we have been played concert halls in Europe and the USA, Australia and Japan, and in Spring '16 we did a US West Coast tour, September '16 was End of the Road Festival, UK, Austin City Limits, and shows in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans. In late 2015, Ryan Francesconi and Alela Diane released an album 'Cold Moon', "a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances–a collection that calls you to reflect and be hopeful.." I performed with them in their Europe tour in the Fall '15. In the more original/Balkan inspired vein, see this still-to-be-named ensemble: me, Ryan Francesconi, Tobias Roberson and Paul Brown, in the video below. We hope to become active again sometime, so stay tuned! The improvising string quartet 'the Noise' (of which I am a founding member and now seasonal member when in Australia) released a new album of improvised music, 'Noise Stream', in March 2015. This album includes a mix of free-improvised and semi-composed music that I was lucky to be part of creating, during my visit to Australia in early 2015. 'Speechless- the Polar Realm', a documentary film of breathtaking photography that deliberately includes no spoken word, for which Ryan and I performed and improvised some music, has been released. The film by Richard Sidey, with music composed by Miriama Young, is crucial viewing for our times. Lindsay Clarke's album 'Begin' was released in late 2014 and is still important news, as more people should know about it! Beautiful, enchanting folk inspired tunes, and with some string arrangements by moi. Create a free website Powered by ?