MIIKA GREGG joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic in July 2017, after serving as a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for six seasons. Born in Finland and raised in Boston, Gregg studied under Boston Symphony violinist Aza Raykhtsaum before attending Indiana University, where he was taught by Koichiro Harada and Ik-Hwan Bae. He pursued graduate studies at The Cleveland Institute of Music and Southern Methodist University where he studied under William Preucil and and Emanuel Borok. Mr. Gregg has also been mentored by Alex Kerr, with whom he studied for several summers as a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Gregg has performed with numerous orchestras and music festivals across the country. He has held leadership positions with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto USA Orchestra, and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra and also performed with the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony and San Francisco Symphony. Mr. Gregg has also been an active chamber musician, collaborating frequently with his colleagues in the Dallas Symphony. In addition to performing classical music, Mr. Gregg has also been active in the recording industry, appearing on albums for artists such as Flo Rida, Meghan Trainor, and Charlie Puth. In his free time, Miika enjoys hiking with his dog, Birdie, playing outdoor sports, reading about philosophy, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee.