Miriam Roycroft

Miriam RoycroftDublin-born Miriam Roycroft studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Ralph Kirshbaum and Don McCall where she was awarded numerous prizes for cello and chamber music.  Upon graduation she won the Muriel Taylor Cello Competition in London and was a prizewinner in the Royal Overseas League which led to many appearances as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Britain.  She was a founder member of the Music Group of Manchester.   Further studies included a period in Banff, Canada, at the renowned Banff Centre for the Arts with Aldo Parisot.

Miriam has appeared in concerto with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and has played most 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 BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia and has also guest co-led the cello sections of the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Miriam is currently a member of Camerata Ireland with which she has toured America, China and Europe.  She played at the Music in Great Irish Houses Festival in June 2008 as part of the Festival Cello Octet with the American cellist, Steven Doane.

Miriam has taught at the Junior School of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Leeds College of Music for many years. She was also a member of the Orchestra of Opera North in Leeds and has coached the lower string section of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.  She joined the String Faculty of the RIAM in Dublin in September 2006.

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