Miriam Cauchi is an established Maltese soprano. She is a household name and has performed extensively in most of the important productions happening locally over the past twenty-five years. After graduating with full honours from the Sofia State Music Academy, Bulgaria, under the tuition of Prof. Blogovesta Dobreva in 1997, she furthered her studies with Juliette Bisazza Zanni and Magda Olivero. She is the recipient of the Gheorghi Slatev Cherkin Competition and the Bulgarian XIV National Competition Svetoslav Obretenov. Miriam knows her roots at the Victoria International Arts Festival and has been a regular performer in past editions both as a recitalist and also in orchestral works, avidly performing works by the late Mro Joseph Vella, notably Dust on the Pathop. 138, and Kant ta’ Mara op. 112.
Miriam has performed in operas which have received a glowing reception from critics and patrons alike. Notable among these are Un Ballo in Maschera (Oscar), Pagliacci (Nedda), Le Villi (Anna), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Turandot (Liù), La Bohème (Mimí), Rigoletto (Gilda), La Traviata (Violetta), and Otello (Desdemona). She has shared the stage with world-renowned singers like Maria Guleghina, Francesca Patanè, Joseph Calleja, Badri Maisuradze, and others, and has worked with international conductors Lior Shambadal, Eric Hull, Steven Mercurio, Hans-Peter Hofmann, David Svec, Ivan Vulpe, Michalis Economou, and directors Mario Corradi and Marco Gandini.
Miriam is a major ambassador of Maltese vocal music, singing and recording important compositions by Abos, Camillieri, Diacono, Isouard, Vassallo, Vella, and Zerafa. She has lately released another CD – Miriam Cauchi: Riflessi – Art Songs from Malta. On the 13th December 2009, Miriam Cauchi was appointed to the National Order of Merit – M.O.M. www.miriamcauchi.com