Mimi Lou ’09, cello

Student of Nathaniel Parke

Eric Ballon-Landa ’08 and Doris Stevenson, piano

The Williams College Department of Music will present a Junior Recital featuring Mimi Lou ’09, cello on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the public.

Lou will be playing Bohuslav Martinu’s Cello Sonata No. 2; Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Solo Cello No. 3, op. 25; and Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, op. 85 (1919). She will be accompanied by Eric Ballon-Landa ‘08 and Doris Stevenson on the piano.

Mimi has been studying cello for eleven years. After participating in numerous music ensembles in high school, including the Empire State Youth Orchestra and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, she continues her musical studies at Williams College. At Williams, she participates in the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, Student Symphony, and chamber music as well as occasionally appearing with the Symphonic Winds. In 2007 she soloed with the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra playing the first movement of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. She is a former student of Nan Blaufuss and Ingrid Porter and currently studies with Nathaniel Parke, Williams Artist Associate in Cello. As a junior at Williams College, she is majoring in chemistry and music.