Cellist Emil Miland is an acclaimed soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at 16, the same year was selected to perform in Rostropovich Master Classes at the University of California in Berkeley. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, he has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America. A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, he also served as founding Principal Cellist of the New Century Chamber Orchestra for a decade.
His many recital collaborations include performances with Jamie Barton, Catherine Cook, Sasha Cooke, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Marilyn Horne, Ann Moss, Frederica von Stade, and the late Zheng Cao and Lorraine Hunt- Lieberson. Ms. von Stade asked Miland to play for her at her farewell recital in Carnegie Hall. He is featured on numerous recordings, including Heggie’s The Faces of Love: The Songs of Jake Heggie, and the 2013 release Here/After: Songs of Lost Voices. New works have been composed for Miland by Ernst Bacon, David Carlson, David Conte, Candace Forest and Lou Harrison. Mr. Miland usually performs on a cello made by Giovanni Grancino in Milan 1718.