BM University of Denver
MM Northwestern University
Certificate in Performance Northwestern
Violist Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Music degree and earned a Master of Music and a Certificate in Performance from Northwestern University. She then became the principal violist of the Cape Town Symphony in South Africa. Ms. Lasareff-Mironoff has performed chamber music with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, the Chicago Philharmonic, the Pacifica String Quartet, Roger Chase, Stephen Burns, Mathias Tacke, Ilya Kaler, Victor Yampolsky, William Wolfram, PINOTAGE, Eighth Blackbird, CUBE and the Orion Ensemble. She has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Symphony, Music of the Baroque, The Chicago Philharmonic, Ars Viva and has been the principal violist of the Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble, Chicago Sinfonietta, the Colorado Music Festival, Chicago Opera Theater and the Joffrey Ballet. In 2005 she was the violist in Fulcrum Point's debut performance at the Ravinia Festival. During the 2007 season she performed with the Santa Fe Opera.
She has developed, coordinated, coached for and enriched chamber music programs at the university level as the Coordinator of String Chamber Music at Northwestern University (2000-04), the Coordinator of Chamber Music at Wheaton College (2004-10) and as the Director of the Chamber Music at North Park University (2011-16).
In 2016 she was a guest lecturer at the School of Music and taught the viola orchestra repertoire course and led viola sectionals for the DePaul University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras. She coached chamber music for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2004-06 and 2009-14. In the spring of 2016 she performed on the Chicago Symphony’s Music Now Series, Milwaukee’s Present Music and in the Chamber Music Milwaukee series at the UWM. She also joined the Peninsula Music Festival for a week of performances in 2016. Currently she is the adjunct professor of viola at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.