Michi Wiancko, violin

Forging a one-of-a-kind musical career, Juilliard graduate Michi Wiancko is equally at home as a composer, arranger, singer, songwriter, international concert violinist and recording artist. Described by Strad Magazine as "intriguing and exquisitely beautiful... music that breaks through the pop classical barrier," Michi Wiancko recently composed the score for a short film by Jonathan Kauffman, Storm Up the Sky, which was selected for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. TV credits include One Tree Hill, Men in Trees, Ghost Whisperer, and she has performed on the soundtracks for numerous mainstream films. Michi Wiankco performs and writes music for her own band, Kono Michi, whose debut album, 9 Death Haiku, is listed on the Top 30 Best Albums of the Decade by Playback:STL Magazine. Her music has been played on NPR, WNYC, BBC, and earned rave reviews in the New York Times, Fanfare, Gramophone, and Symphony Magazines. She has recorded for Chandos, Tzadik, E1 and, most recently released a solo album on Naxos. She has been playing the violin since age 3, and though her intense training sent her along the path of concert violinist and recording artist, she grew up drawing inspiration from pop, rock, and jazz, resulting in the highly diverse musical career that she enjoys today.