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Luxembourg cellist Caroline Mirkes at the Embassy for the European Month of Culture

Published Friday May 18 2018

To celebrate the European Month of Culture, the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington, DC, welcomed Luxembourg cellist Caroline Mirkes and pianist Jenny Jieun Park for a recital of Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in d minor, Op. 50, as well as Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58. After her initial music studies in her home country Luxembourg, Caroline Mirkes studied at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya, where she graduated with a Master of Arts after only one year. New York then became her next destination. Since fall 2016, Ms. Mirkes has been pursuing her studies as a Fulbright Scholar in the Graduate Program of New York University with cello professor Marion Feldman. In addition, Ms. Mirkes is a lecturer for Undergraduate Non-Majors at NYU.

Now in its 6th year, the “European Month of Culture” highlights the diverse cultures of the 28 European Union Member States through musical performances, art exhibits and tours, film screenings and lectures, illustrating beautifully the EU motto “United in Diversity”.