Acclaimed cellist and PARMA artist Carmine Miranda, has recently reached one million streams on Spotify for his recent Navona Records album SCHUMANN | DVOŘÁK: CONCERTI FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA!
SCHUMANN | DVOŘÁK, his second album release on Navona, his first album release with PARMA being PIATTI: 12 CAPRICES FOR SOLO CELLO in 2014. This recording put Miranda in the ranks among some of the youngest performers in the world to perform and release the 12 Caprices for solo cello by renowned cellist Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822-1901).
Miranda’s parents, both Italian immigrants, moved to the United States when Miranda was still quite young. Miranda, a Venezuelan-American, began studying music at the age of seven at the Carabobo State Music Conservatory in Venezuela where he first began studying music theory and solfege. Miranda received his Bachelor of Arts, Masters and Doctoral degree in music with honors, at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH.
|PARMA Music Festival, 2015|
Miranda has performed all over the world as a solo artist, in festivals, like the PARMA Music Festival, and with ensembles such as the Moravian Philharmonic and Caracas Municipal Symphony. In addition to live performances, Miranda’s work has appeared on radio, TV, and PBS affiliate stations earning high praise from headline reviewers such as Gramophone, Fanfare, and Limelight Magazine.
The list of awards and titles that Miranda has received doesn’t end, and yet he is still so young. He has received the Coral Gables Music Club Award for “Best Instrumentalist,” first prize in the 2005 Alhambra Music Competition, and the National Orchestra Award for “Best Soloist;” which was awarded by the Florida Music Educators Associate. More recently, when Miranda’s first PARMA album was released, he received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the 2014 Global Music Awards for Best show, which is the GMA highest honor. In 2016 he received another Gold medal from the Global Music Awards, and two Hollywood Music in Media Award nominations.
We asked Miranda how he felt about his most recent accomplishment of hitting one million streams on Spotify, he responded “I would like to thank the PARMA team and everyone involved in this project for all the invaluable help towards this great success. I also want to thank Naxos for their wonderful support and all of the listeners, fans, friends and critics who have supported our rendition of these works; without them, this would not have been possible. I hope to continue producing great classical recordings that everyone can enjoy and hope to have the continued support of everyone that has been following my musical career as it progresses.”
Here at PARMA we have enjoyed having the opportunity to consistently work with Carmine Miranda. Keep up with him on Facebook and Twitter and Spotify. Do you want to add to his one million streams? Listen below.