Mirjam Ingolfsson

Mirjam Ingolfsson

Hailed as "a young poet of the cello", Mirjam Ingolfsson was born in Iceland and began her studies at the age of four. At seven she toured Europe and the United States, and recorded the Bach G Major Solo Suite for Belgium State Radio. One year later, she made her solo debut with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra during the 1983 Spoleto USA Festival. Since then she has been featured as soloist with orchestras such as the Icelandic Symphony, Concerto Soloist of Philadelphia, Tuscaloosa Symphony, and the Birmingham Chamber Orchestra. A sought after recitalist and chamber musician, Ms. Ingolfsson has also concertized in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States.

Her performances have been featured on radio and television, including NPR, Icelandic State Radio and Television, "CBS Sunday Morning", and PBS.

Ms. Ingolfsson is a winner of gold medals, scholarships, and top prizes in numerous competitions such as the ASTA Pennsylvania State Competition, the Graham Stahl Cello Competition, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. She has been selected to participate in a host of prestigious events, including the Piatigorsky Seminar and Festivals throughout the United States and Europe including the Schleswig Holstein Festival Master classes. She has participated in Master classes of Margret Rowell, Janos Starker, Lynn Harell, Boris Pergamenschikow, and Paul Katz, as well as Orlando String Quartet, Budapest String Quartet, and the Emerson String Quartet.. Her acclaimed CD with works by Australian composer David Hush on the CRS label has been broadcast on 2MBS-FM of Sidney, Australia.

Ms. Ingolfsson is a graduate of the Curtis Institute where she studied with Orlando Cole. She has received her Master's Degree and Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University and is currently studying with Professor Nathaniel Rosen in New York City.

In addition to graduating with highest honors, she was elected a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, a National Music Honor Society, and was selected for " International Who 's Who in Music" and "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities".

She is currently teaching at the Leopold Mozart Academy, Haddonfield School for performing Arts, and NBS at Haverford. She has just recently been chosen to participate in the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, formerly, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia.