Violist Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Music degree and earned a Master of Music and a Certificate in Performance from Northwestern University. She has performed chamber music with members of the Chicago Symphony, members of the Lyric Opera, the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players,Roger Chase, Stephen Burns, Mathias Tacke, Ilya Kaler, William Wolfram, and members of Eighth Blackbird. She has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Music Festival, Music of the Baroque, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Santa Fe Opera and served as the principal violist of the Cape Town Symphony in South Africa, the Colorado Music Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, both the English National Ballet in and the American Ballet Theater in Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Shakespeare Theater Chicago. She is a member of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, WI.
A champion of new music she has premiered and performed works by many composers. Her discography includes chamber works recorded for Albany Records, Innova Recordings and the KAIROS Label. She has performed on the Dame Myra Hess Series, with the Chicago Symphony’s Music Now, Milwaukee’s Present Music and Chamber Music Milwaukee.
Guest artist recitals and master classes include appearances at Northwestern University, Bowling Green University, Cal State Sacramento, Wheaton College, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, San Francisco State University, and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music. She was the guest artist for the viola master class at the 2011Stulberg International String Competition and a judge for the 2018 and 2022 Samuel Thaviu String Scholarship Competitions at Northwestern University. She has developed, coordinated, coached for and enriched chamber music programs at the university level as the Coordinator of String Chamber Music at Northwestern University (2000–04), the Coordinator of Chamber Music at Wheaton College (2004–10), and as the Director of the Chamber Music at North Park University (2011–16).
Currently she performs with the Chicago Philharmonic, Present Music, Music of the Baroque, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, the Pyrenean String Quartet and the Peninsula Music Festival. Her teaching appointments include Adjunct Professor of Viola at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Teaching Associate at the University of Illinois- Chicago in viola and chamber music, and Artist Chamber Music Faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy.
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