Miriam Stewart-Kroeker is a versatile cellist based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. She’s a member of the former Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and a founder of the Andromeda Piano Trio.
Miriam Stewart-Kroeker is a native of Hamilton, Ontario, where she began her studies at the age of 5. She studied with Paul Pulford and the Penderecki String Quartet at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received an Honours Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance as well as a Diploma in Chamber Music Performance. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Cello Performance at McGill University under the direction of Matt Haimovitz.
On top of performing with various orchestras throughout Ontario, Miriam is an active chamber musician and soloist. She recently performed her first chamber and solo CBC recordings, which will be featured on CBC's In Concert program. The Andromeda Trio recently received two grants from Canada Council for the Arts and the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund to commission and record a piece by local composer, Karen Sunabacka, which will explore Métis-Mennonite relations in Canada, inspired by Karen and Miriam’s ancestries on Treaty 1 territory. Miriam performs regularly for several chamber music series, including the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Guelph Connections Chamber Music Series, Conrad Grebel Noon Hour series, Toronto Chamber Players series and more. In 2013 Miriam completed a winter residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in solo and chamber music, and her chamber ensembles have been the recipients of numerous awards. She has performed as a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles, including the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Choir and the Georgian Bay Symphony.
When not playing the cello, Miriam enjoys baking, learning new languages, canoe tripping and chasing after her young kids.