Mieka completed a Bachelor of Music degree in 1998 and in 2001 obtained a Master of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has studied and performed at the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Center for the Arts, Orford Center for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Currently, Mieka is enjoying her professional career as a member of the Victoria Symphony.
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, along with three colleagues from the Victoria Symphony, 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. Mieka is also a member of the Aventa Ensemble and has performed a wide variety of contemporary music and premieres with this group.
In 2004, Mieka participated in Tafelmusik’s Baroque Summer Institute where her love of period performance practices began. Since 2010 Mieka has regularly performed with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver BC. In 2014, she toured as principal viola to Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver with PBO in a joint project with Early Music Vancouver to perform Handel’s oratorio “Il Trionfo del Tempo” under the direction of Alex Weimann. Mieka is a founding member of the Victoria Baroque Players.