Mira WalkerGuest Pianist
Mira Walker began her piano study at age 5 with her mother, Susan Walker. At age 13, she began studying with Mrs. Tatiana Kasman, and in 2014, she became a student of Dr. Yakov Kasman, Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Piano at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mira earned her B.A. in Music under the instruction of Dr. Kasman. Mira is currently completing a Master of Music degree under the instruction of Professor Norman Krieger at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she serves as an Associate Instructor of Piano.
Mira is an active performer, appearing nation-wide in solo and chamber recitals, and as a soloist with orchestras such as Southern Adventist University Orchestra and the National Ukrainian Symphony. Mira has appeared in master classes with Ann Schein, Jeremy Denk, Boris Slutsky, Marina Lomazov, Arthur Greene, and many others. She has also appeared at international music festivals such as the Kiev International Summer Music Academy, and Vivace International Music Festival. Mira will be joining the 2022 Gilmore Festival as a Festival Fellow.
Mira’s honors include prize winner in the inaugural Music International Grand Prix, Winner of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concerto/Aria Competition, First Place in the NFMC Collegiate Piano Competition, First Place in the MTNA Alabama Collegiate Piano Competition, First Place and Overall Winner in the Birmingham Music Clubs Scholarship Competition, Division and Overall Winner of the AMTA Collegiate Piano Solo and Concerto Competitions, Winner of the Southern Adventist University Concerto Competition, First Place in the AFMC Collegiate Piano Competition, Winner of The American Prize Chamber Ensemble and Career Encouragement Citation, and First Place in Stillman College’s “Zelpha Wells” Southeast Regional Piano Competition.