Cellist Mira Larson is an active performer and teacher. Mira has appeared as a chamber musician at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, and the Chicago Symphony Center. Together with the Elgin Trio, she served as Ensemble-in-Residence for the 2012 Music Bus Tour, presenting concerts for Houston-area children and prisoners. Mira has organized concerts for Music for Food, a Boston-based organization that supports hunger relief. Mira is an experienced performer of contemporary works and appears regularly with Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente. She was one of seven performers invited to participate in a Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall workshop with Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen in 2012. She has performed under Pierre Boulez as part of the Lucerne Festival Academy, and has worked with composers Georg Friedrich Haas, John Luther Adams, and John Corigliano. Mira completed her studies with Hans Jensen at Northwestern University summa cum laude (BM) and with Natasha Brofsky at the New England Conservatory (MM). She has participated in summers at Kneisel Hall, the Holland International Music Sessions, Orford Arts Centre, Ottawa Young Artists Programme, and Aspen. Mira is a recipient of awards and scholarships from the Musicians Club of Women, the Presser Foundation, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. A native of Chicago, Mira has served on faculty at the Musical Offering, the Lycée Français de Chicago, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. She is actively pursuing a certificate in Dalcroze Education through the Dalcroze School of the Rockies. Mira currently lives in Salt Lake City where she maintains a private teaching studio and leads music classes at La Maison des Enfants.