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Ella Wimbiscus, 10 years old, eager to follow in her older sister Mia’s footsteps, began learning the cello at 2 1/2 years. Both Ella and Mia , age 17 ( who began at age 5), studied initially with their mother. They now study with Hans Jensen at Northwestern and are Merit Scholarship students at the Music Institute of Chicago. In March of 2020, Mia performed the Rococo Variations with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as a finalist of the Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. In June of 2021, she played the Haydn concerto with the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. Mia has won first prizes in a number of competitions including the Walgreens National Concerto Competition. As a dedicated chamber musician, she has received honors in numerous competitions including the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Mia will play the Haydn Concerto in C Major. At the age of 8, Ella made her orchestral debut with the Sinfonia da Camera performing the Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper. A second solo appearance followed as a winner of the DePaul Concerto Festival in 2020. Ella was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Orford Music Festival in Quebec, a program for college students! Inspired by her sister, Ella will play the Rococo Variations, last performed with the Strings by the legendary Janos Starker. The Strings will add Two Novelletten by Coleridge-Taylor and Mozart’s thrilling 29th Symphony.

"It was a fabulous concert. Gorgeous music, beautifully played." – Joanne Bernstein

Highland Park High School
433 Vine, Highland Park
Free Admission, 3 p.m.
October 24, 2021

Two Noveletten

Concerto for Cello in C Major
Mia Wimbiscus, Cello

Variations on a Rococo Theme. Op. 33
Ella Wimbiscus, Cello

Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201