Misha Vayman has been received nationally and internationally with critical acclaim. North Star called his playing “Poetic and sincere” “Lyrical… with serious technical gifts.” Journal Star noted that “The crowd rose to its feet”. Steven Trinkle, artistic director and conductor at Trinkle Brass Works, Inc. said that Misha demonstrated “Some of the best string playing I’ve ever heard.”
Misha has performed as a soloist with a great number of orchestras, including the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, China, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and Symphony of the Lakes Orchestras, Indiana, the Lake Charles Symphony, Louisiana, the El Paso Symphony, Texas, the Poway Symphony, California, the Juarez Symphony, Mexico, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Russia. His performances have been broadcast nationally and internationally.
Recent chamber music performances have included collaborations with artists such as members of the Calidore String Quartet, members of the Jupiter String Quartet, David Requiro, June Han, Kurt Muroki, Carmit Zori, and Joseph Johnson, among others.
Misha is currently a member of the Benefic Piano Trio, Grand Prize winners of the 2018 ENKOR International Music Competition.
In 2016 he added a faculty position at Benefic Chamber Music Festival to his summer schedule, involving himself in coaching and private teaching, as well as having the opportunity to perform with the internationally renowned American Piano Trio. He has also recently led workshops and masterclasses at University of Texas, El Paso, JDR Summer Strings Academy in Plano, Texas, and the University of Juarez, Mexico.
In 2011, Misha starred in the music video “Stronger” with groundbreaking string trio Time for Three (the video was featured on CNN in 2012), and is featured in a music video from Bach Dancing & Dynamite playing the first movement of the Klein String Trio, as of 2017.
Misha earned his Bachelor of Music attending the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Master of Music from the Colburn Conservatory, and is currently in his post-graduate studies under Lina Bahn at the University of Southern California.
Misha is forever grateful to the great contributions a number of prominent pedagogues have made to his career, including Elena Zaitseva, Kurt Sassmannshaus, Mauricio Fuks, ISO concertmaster Zachary DePue, acclaimed concert violinist Joan Kwuon, Tokyo String Quartet ex-first violin Martin Beaver, his grandmother Alla Zhokhova, and his mother, Anna Vayman.