Miranda Adams is one of New Zealand’s leading performers. She was born in Dunedin and studied violin with Pamela Bryce, Elsa Jensen, and Charmian Gadd. She is currently Assistant Concertmaster with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed concertos with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and many Regional orchestras. She has vast chamber music experience within NZ, leading the Nelson String Quartet, Blue Quartet, Manifesto Trio, Tasman Trio, Bravura with Jonathan Besser, and the successful Vivo with Tatiana Lanchtchikova. Miranda has commissioned several NZ compositions including works by Eve de Castro, John Elmsly, Nigel Keay, and Jonathan Besser. She enjoys innovating with the violin, whether through improvising or premiering new music. Miranda also leads the Auckland Gamelan group in traditional Indonesian music. She is dedicated to the advancement of live performance in New Zealand.