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All chamber arrangements by Michi. Performed by Emily Wells and the Metropolis Ensemble (Thesis + Instinct Records)
Featuring Michi’s work for string quintet: Blue Bourée. (Bright Shiny Things)
Michi joined the International Contemporary Ensemble for the world premiere and recording of one of Reich’s newest works. (Nonesuch Records)
Michi contributes an arrangement to this Grammy-winning album. (Alpha Records)
Michi joins Vijay and quartet collaborators Miranda Cuckson, Kyle Armbrust, and Kivie Cahn-Lipman for this one-of-a-kind set of works. (ECM Records)
Featuring Michi’s arrangement, La Follia Variations, alongside Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. (E1 Records)
An experimental pop album made with dear friend and songwriter/performer Alice Lin. (Kenji Records)
World premiere recording of pieces by French violin virtuoso/composer. (Naxos Records)
Composed, performed, and recorded by Michi Wiancko. Satoshi Takeishi on percussion. (Sharkbatter Records)
Live recording of Michi Wiancko performing this virtuosic violin concerto written for her. With conductor James Gaffigan and CityMusic Cleveland.
Wiancko played to the brilliant hilt. She tossed off the dizzying demands with extraordinary confidence and focus. Her sound remained shimmering, whether she was walking technical tightropes or sending songful lines aloft.
From the breathily staccato opening of ‘Cairo’ through the fractured jazz of ‘Fighters’ to the electro-classicalism of ‘Goldrush’, this is chamber pop at its most glorious.
Fans of brilliant violin writing should be most excited about Farfalla and the Scherzo fantastique [by Sauret], two showstoppers that Wiancko and Vainshtein serve up with extra bravado.