Miriam Nohl

Miriam Nohl | GBR | *1995
Noxwode Ensemble | Violoncello & Gambe

Miriam Nohl’s passion for historical performance was ignited during her undergraduate years at the University of York where she studied Music and particularly enjoyed modules such as Editing Early Music and Music and Patronage in 17th Century England. After performing Vivaldi’s double cello concerto with the departmental Baroque Ensemble at the National Centre of Early Music, she became increasingly keen to play a period instrument, and for her dissertation conducted an investigation The revival of period performance in the second half of 20th Century. Shortly after graduating in 2016, Miriam Nohl was generously lent a Baroque cello and gained a place to study for a Masters in Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music on Baroque cello and viola da gamba with Jonathan Manson.

Whilst at the Academy, Miriam Nohl took part in a great many projects which she found incredibly enriching and informative. Highlights include playing continuo under the direction of Laurence Cummings in Handel’s Semele, and also under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe for the Academy’s Bach series. If not playing the Baroque cello, Miriam Nohl found herself performing on the viola da gamba and sometimes even Baroque dancing! Alongside the course, she attended summer schools across Europe, such as one with professors from the Juilliard Historical Performance Faculty in Tuscany, and as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist programme working on Bach Cantatas with Philippe Herreweghe.

Since graduating from the Royal Academy in July 2019, Miriam Nohl has been leading a busy freelance life in London, and is delighted to have become a La Serenissima Emerging Artist chair holder. Exciting future projects include a run of Handel’s Silla, with the Northern Opera Group; as well as the release of a recording of Uccelini works with the Noxwode ensemble. Miriam Nohl also enjoys performing in larger scale works with groups such as Newcastle Baroque, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, Eboracum Baroque, and Endelienta Baroque. A passionate viola da gamba player, Miriam Nohl very much enjoys each Easter season, where she embraces the variety of switching to the viola from the cello for certain arias.

Aside from performing in conventional concert settings, Miriam Nohl is extremely enthusiastic about widening opportunities for classical music participation. She is part of the Live Music Now outreach scheme with the Canario Ensemble, and she is a school Music teacher in North London. She plays on an English cello made by John Corsby, loaned to her from the Cherubim Trust.


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Stand: Januar 2022