Originally from Victoria, B.C., Mieka Michaux is a versatile orchestral and chamber musician performing in many ensembles on both modern and baroque viola and violin. Mieka holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, B.C. and a Master of Music from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She has also attended the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Orford Centre for the Arts and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Her principal teachers include Joanna Hood, Karen Ritscher, and Karen Tuttle. She is a core member of the Victoria Symphony and also regularly performs with the Aventa Ensemble and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. She is also a founding member of the Emily Carr String Quartet and the Victoria Baroque Players. She has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Vancouver Island Symphony and Galiano Ensemble.