Miriam Nerval

Miriam Monaghan (née Nerval) became the first recorder player to appear in BBC Music Magazine’s Rising Star: Great Artists of Tomorrow feature, also becoming a City Music Foundation artist in the organisation’s inaugural year.


In 2015 Miriam appeared as a soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall (dir. Nicholas Kraemer), and was asked by Classic FM to give a recorder lesson to Top Gear’s James May.

Miriam studied with Ian Wilson and Robert Ehrlich at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus(Hons) 2012 and MMus 2013).  She was delighted to be awarded the School’s Concert Recital Diploma for outstanding final recital performance twice, once upon each graduation. She was recently invited back to the Guildhall to speak as a panelist for the  Employability Event (2015).

She made her City of London Festival debut in 2014 in ‘The Recorder of London’ featuring Simon Callow at the Old Bailey, and featured on the NLO Young Artist Series (2013). Miriam has additionally performed alongside the New London Orchestra, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, Guildhall Baroque Orchestra, The Asyla Ensemble and Eboracum Baroque.

Miriam has enjoyed multiple competition successes, including the Musician’s Benevolent Fund Postgraduate Performance Award (2012); twice a finalist in the Worshipful Company of Needlemaker’s Competition (2012, 2013); first prize in both soloist and ensemble categories of the Recorder Conservatoire division of the North London Festival of Music (2013) and finalist in the Westbourne Orchestral Society’s Concerto Competition (2014).

 Miriam is grateful for the support she has recieved from City Music Foundation and Help Musicans UK.