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Miriam Roycroft (cello)

Music in Fermanagh
November 2023
May 2019

Miriam Roycroft is a renowned Irish cellist who performs internationally and is Professor of Cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.  

Miriam studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. 

Miriam has performed as soloist with the RTÉ NSO and has played many of the major concerti for cello with orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland. She has been a guest leader of the cello sections of the RTÉ CO, RTÉ NSO, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBCSSO, Sinfonia ViVa and the Northern Sinfonia and has also guest co-lead the cello sections of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBCCO. She has performed at the Manchester Midday Series, the Kilkenny Arts Week, with John O'Conor at the NCH Dublin and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and also at the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival with the American cellist, Steven Doane.

Before she was invited onto the Faculty at the RIAM in 2006, Miriam played in the Orchestra of Opera North in Leeds. Her solo, chamber, orchestral and educational commitments now take her worldwide. She has given masterclasses in China, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, the USA, the UK and Ireland. Miriam is Principal Cello of Camerata Ireland with whom she has toured extensively in China, North and South America and throughout Europe. She performs regularly at festivals and concert halls in Ireland and the UK and is on the Faculty of the Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Festival in New Hampshire, USA. 

Miriam plays on a modern American cello by Grubaugh and Seifert which she commissioned in 2004.