Mira Luxion is a Presser Scholar at Northwestern University, where she studies cello with Hans Jørgen Jensen. She is a recipient of the Nerenburg Award (2011) and the Farwell Award (2007) from the Chicago Musicians Club of Women, as well as awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. Mira previously served as principal of the CYSO, and was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” with her piano trio, winners of the 2007 Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition. She has a special interest in new music, and has performed with the ICE, Dal Niente, and CUBE contemporary music ensembles, as well as premiering numerous student compositions. She has performed in solo and chamber masterclasses with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Lynn Harrell, Menahem Pressler, Joseph Silverstein, Steve Doane, and Matt Haimovitz. She has spent summers at the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland), the Ottawa Young Artists Program (Canada), the Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Camp, and the Interlochen Advanced String Quartet Program.
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