Music

I frequently perform around the southern California area as a part of:
– orchestras, chamber music groups and theatrical productions
– the piano/violin duo, Dubutantes, with Summer Swee-Singh (more info below)
– the soul/acoustic/funk group, The Dark Matter Turtles (more info below)

For gig/booking inquiries regarding any of the above please contact me at miren.edelstein@gmail.com

Feel free to follow me on Facebook and SoundCloud for music related updates!


Background
I am a classically trained violinist who began playing at the age of 5. I served as the concertmistress of the San Diego Youth Symphony during its 2006-2007 season. Over the last 22 years, I have gained extensive experience performing not only as a soloist but as a member of orchestras, chamber groups, musicals, operas as well as jazz & rock bands. In 2012, I was a backup musician in the music video for the song “Lost” by Frank Ocean. Additionally, I enjoy arranging and performing covers spanning a wide range of musical genres.

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Dubutantes
I often collaborate with Summer Swee-Singh (pianist) and together we perform cover medleys as the Dubutantes. Our covers have been viewed over 1.1 million times on Youtube, and have been featured on numerous social media websites, including BroBibleBuzzfeed and West Coast Sound (LA Weekly). In May 2013, we were invited to perform an original cover medley at TEDxUCSD. The Grammy-award-winning DJ, Skrillex, has also featured our videos on his Facebook page (12).

Together we professionally recorded the Classical Skrillex Anthology – EP, which features piano and violin medleys of Skrillex songs. It is available for purchase on Loudr and iTunes as well as steaming on Spotify.

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The Dark Matter Turtles
In spring 2014 I began performing with UCSD neuroscience PhD students Ashley Juavinett (guitar/vocals), Ethan McBride (trumpet) and Landon Klein (cajon). When we aren’t conducting research, we moonlight as a soul/acoustic/pop/funk band, frequently performing shows in the San Diego area. Some of the venues we have performed at include The Loft @ UCSD, The House of Blues San Diego (Voodoo Lounge), The Wine Lover, Bella Vista Social Club & Cafe, Birch Aquarium, South Park Abbey, 710 Beach Club, Ocean Beach Playhouse and The Salk Institute. Check out our Soundcloud and Facebook pages!

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