Michiko Theurer creates experiences that weave together people, ideas, sights, and sounds. As a violinist, she has collaborated with artists from Eighth Blackbird, the Takács Quartet, and the Pacifica Quartet. Her artistic and intellectual projects cross disciplinary and sensory borders, and include visual and intermedia art, installations, and conversational performances. She is a passionate advocate and performer of new music and collaborates frequently with composers and artists of a wide range of artistic backgrounds. Her research on Beethoven's sketches has been published in the Journal of Musicological Research, and collaborative work with theorist and pianist Daphne Leong on George Crumb's Four Nocturnes for Violin and Piano, along with their recordings of the nocturnes, will be published through Oxford University Press and in an upcoming symposium volume (Researching Performance, Performing Research). As a second-year PhD student in musicology at Stanford, she explores intersections between research, interdisciplinary creativity, and live performance.
Castello, Sonata No. 1 (Matthew Dirst, Harpsichord)
Chris Lortie, Jouska for solo violin and electronics
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin and Piano (Rose Lachman, piano)