Originally from Victoria, B.C., Mieka enjoys an active career as an orchestral and chamber musician performing on both modern and baroque viola and violin.
In 2006, she co-founded the Emily Carr String Quartet. The quartet’s debut CD Hidden Treasure was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year by the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2012. Mieka has also performed Canadian and International contemporary music, including many world premieres with the Aventa Ensemble. Their recent tour included an appearance at the prestigious Adelaide Festival 2015 in Australia.
In 2004, Mieka participated in Tafelmusik’s Baroque Summer Institute where her love of period performance practice began. Since then, Mieka has regularly performed with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Island Baroque and Victoria Baroque Players. In the fall of 2014, Music in Victoria described her solo debut performing the Telemann viola concerto with the Victoria Baroque Players as “tossed off…with aplomb” and “received enthusiastically by the audience”. She has been presented by Early Music Vancouver and Early Music Society of the Islands. One of the recent highlights was performing and touring nationally Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with PBO presented by EMV under the direction of Alex Weimann in July 2105. Mieka is a founding member of the Victoria Baroque Players.