Miranda Hutton is one of New Zealand’s leading early music specialists. Initially inspired to learn the baroque violin by Graham McPhail, Miranda continued her studies with Ryo Terakado and the leading lights of the Dutch early music movement in The Netherlands. Highlights include recording several CDs with the New Dutch Academy and winning first prize with her classical period quartet at a competition in Mannheim. Miranda returned to New Zealand in 2009 and has divided her time between performing in NZ and Australia. She works alongside Graham McPhail as co-artistic director of NZ Barok, leads Auckland Choral and Bach Musica in baroque programmes, teaches baroque violin at the University of Auckland, and has appeared with Chamber Music New Zealand, NZ Opera, and the NZ Dance Company at the Auckland and NZ Arts Festivals. Miranda travelled across the Tasman to perform with Pinchgut Opera in Sydney and Melbourne in 2022.