Student Chamber Recital
The Williams College Department of Music presents chamber music by outstanding graduating seniors on Friday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.
Alicia Choi ’09, violin; Mimi Lou ’09 and Betsy Ribble ’09, cello; (in various groupings) and Noah Lindquist ’08, piano will play Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, opus 69, Kodály’s Duo for Violin and Cello, opus 7, Shostakovitch’s Piano Trio in E, opus 67, and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello.
Alicia Choi ‘09, violin
Alicia began studying the violin at the age of four. From 2001-2005, Alicia received the Louis Smadbeck scholarship to attend the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School of Music. She was a scholarship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summers of 2001 and 2006. Alicia has also won several competitions and awards; the most recent include the 2005 Long Island Conservatory LISMA International Music Competition, the 2006 Berkshire Student Soloist Competition, the 2007 Williams College Joseph O. Kremer ’36 Memorial Scholarship, and the 2007 South Mountain Association Willem Willeke Memorial Scholarship.
At Williams College, Alicia has performed in ensembles such as Berkshire Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and Student Symphony, as well as various chamber groups. She currently studies with Joanna Kurkowicz.
Noah Lindquist ‘08, piano
Previous studies with Doris Stevenson, Molly Morkoski and Zitta Zohar. Has participated in masterclasses with Frederic Chiu, David Shifrin, Yong Hi Moon, Benjamin Pasternack, Jon Nakamatsu, and Alexander Slobodyanik. Recent and upcoming performances with the National Theater of the United States of America. Recently performed with members of the Long Island Symphony, and with the Williams College Faculty’s I/O Ensemble. Has played in the musical theater productions See What I Want To See at the Yale Cabaret and USHER at the NYC Fringe Festival ’08. Winner of the Berkshire Symphony Student Concerto Competition in 2006, 2008. Winner of the TSMSS Concerto competition 2002, 2003. Winner of Williams College’s 2008 Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship in Music. Has attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the festival Musique en Ecrins. Noah is currently living in NYC.
Mimi Lou ‘09, cello
Sylvia Lou (also called Mimi) intended to go to school to play cello, but not to major in it. Instead, she has now decided to become a music performance and chemistry double major. She performs with the Berkshire Symphony and Student Symphony, as well as participating in the chamber music program. She also confuses her friends by often playing cello in the Symphonic Winds and Percussion Ensemble. Aside from her musical activities, she is a writing tutor and takes many dance classes. She currently plans a career in music education and has spent her last two summers teaching cello lessons.
Betsy Ribble ‘09, cello
Betsy Ribble is a senior English major from Charlottesville, Virginia. She started playing the piano at the age of three and cello at the age of 10. She was principal cellist of the acclaimed Charlottesville High School String Ensemble and played in an all-cello quartet and a traditional string quartet. At Williams she studies with Nat Parke and plays with the Berkshire Symphony, Symphonic Winds, and numerous chamber groups. This January she accompanied the music department to Argentina, performing as one of two soloists in Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto. She spent last spring in Prague and hopes to live abroad again soon.