Miriam Morris

viola da gamba

Miriam Morris is a viola da gamba player of international repute. She pursues a varied career as a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to her work with early music ensembles, she has appeared as a specialist baroque performer with the major symphony, opera and chamber orchestras of Australia, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Pinchgut Opera. She is often heard on the ABC and has played in Arts Festivals throughout Australia. She plays with Consort Eclectus, Convivio and Les Goûts-Réunis and has performed throughout Australia and in the US, New Zealand, England and Sweden.

Miriam teaches the cello and viola da gamba at the University of Melbourne and has taught at the Victorian College of the Arts and Monash University. She has pioneered the teaching of viols at primary and secondary level in ensemble-based programmes in South Australia and Victoria and currently teaches viols and cello at Presbyterian Ladies College. Miriam wrote the previous cello syllabus and Technical Work Book for the Australian Music Examinations Board and has written the technical component for the most recent cello syllabus published in 2009. Her numerous publications include both cello and viol tutors.

Miriam’s solo CD of solo works and songs of Tobias Hume on the ‘Move’ label received international critical acclaim. Consort Eclectus recorded its first CD in 2007 with commissioned works by Australian composers Natalie Williams and Calvin Bowman.