Miranda Wilson is an internationally performing cellist and the author of Cello Practice, Cello Performance.
Recently tenured as Associate Professor of Cello at the Lionel Hampton School of Music, University of Idaho, Miranda Wilson is also the founder and Director of Strings of the Lionel Hampton School of Music Preparatory Division and Co-Artistic Director of the Idaho Bach Festival.
Miranda Wilson was born in New Zealand and educated at the universities of Canterbury, London and Texas. Prior to joining the University of Idaho faculty, she was the founding cellist of the Tasman String Quartet, the first all-New Zealand chamber ensemble to feature prominently on the international concert and competition stage.
In addition to playing and teaching cello, Miranda Wilson writes regularly for Strings and other music publications. Her viral blog post, “Disarmed: Dropping the Protective Armour of Stage Fright,” was recently featured in Slipped Disc.
Miranda Wilson is married to the American trumpeter Sean Butterfield. They live in northern Idaho with their daughter and their miniature schnauzer.
Read Cello Tips, Miranda Wilson’s blog on cello technique and pedagogy.