Miriam Garagnani was born in Modena in 1967. She graduated in piano with summa cum lauda at "G. B. Martini" Bologna Conservatory. She studied with Luigi Mostacci, Bruno Mezzena, Oxana Yablonskaya, Olivier Gardon and Florenta Barbalat.
She won several prizes, both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles (Bologna Chamber Music Quintett Soloists, Metropolis Trio, Mostacci-Garaganani Duo, cello and piano).
She performed in Italy and abroad, often teaching masterclasses connected to her concerts (Praga Conservatory, Thessaloniki Conservatory, Paris "Le Regard du Cygnet", Helsinki Lautassaari Musikkiopisto, West Sydney University, Los Angeles Bar Performing High Schoo, La Habana "Amedeo Roldáná" Conservatory).
She performed in important halls, such as Kuala Lumpur Petronas Congress Centre, Janacek Conservatory Auditorium, St. James Piccadilly London, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Sala Piatti Bergamo. She also taught and performed at the Conservatory of Miami. She recorded for Italian radio and tv (Radio Rai 3, Rai I and RAI 3). She is used to perform contemporary music, mostly Italian.
She teaches at LCMS "Jacqueline Du Pré" in Spilamberto, Modena. She won prizes as competition winner's teacher. She recorded for "ADA", an indipendent italian label: -Brahms Cello and Piano Sonatas -Italian contemporary music (Bussotti, Corridore, Taglietti) -Variazioni su un tema di Hedi (live). She recorded for Bombanella Soundscapes: SCHERZO (Barber, Vaucaire/Dumont, Moustaki/Monnot, Piazzolla) IAO, In Alpahabetical Order: Barber, Berg, Rastelli, Ravel.
Marvellous record; the rough (+ tender) guide to mr Brahms.
Brilliant performance but as shy as can be...
(Bob Lagaij, Revew on Cdbaby.com)
...Sul palco viaggiava l'affiatamento consolidato e rodato del violoncellista Antonio Mostacci e della pianista Miriam Garagnani...
...Nella «Sonata op. 102 n. 2» di Beethoven in piena sintonia di intenti l'«Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto» centrale, una sorta di corale religioso di intimo raccoglimento...
(B.Z. L'Eco di Bergamo)