Chamber Music Festival

NDSU Chamber Music Festival 5th Anniversary Season

May 30 - June 4, 2019

Free Concerts
Thursday, May 30, 7:30 pm at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall
Monday, June 3, 7:30 pm at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall
Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 noon at the Plains Art Museum
Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 pm at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall

The NDSU Chamber Music Festival, now heading into its 5th-Anniversary Season, brings the Fargo-Moorhead community intimate and exhilarating encounters with great chamber music performed by top-notch musicians paired with NDSU student pianists. The Chamber Festival has featured musicians from top orchestras and universities across the country and world, including the Royal Academy of Music in London, Carnegie Mellon University, Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the Milwaukee Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, Ohio University, as well as our own Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, NDSU, and Concordia College.

Colin Carr
Guest artists for the 5th-Anniversary Season include: cellist Colin Carr, faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music in London; violinist Sonja Harasim, concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra.

Pianists interested in discovering more about piano study at NDSU or being involved in the NDSU Chamber Music Festival are encouraged to contact Dr. Tyler Wottrich at

Many of history's greatest composers wrote their most personal and powerful works for chamber ensembles. Don't miss this action-packed installment of chamber music!

Excerpt from the NDSU Chamber Music Festival:
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44, III. Scherzo

Amy Mercer, piano; Dina Neglia-Khachatryan, violin; Grace Park, violin; John Stulz, viola; William Comita, cello

Music Scholarships

From left to right: pianist (pageturner) Benton Schmidt, pianist Amy Mercer, violinist Grace Park, violinist Dina Neglia-Khachatryan, cellist William Comita, and violist John Stulz

Love chamber music and don't want to wait until May 2019?

Grace Park, fabulous violin virtuoso and frequent guest of the Chamber Festival, will be giving a recital with pianist Tyler Wottrich at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will pair timeless works of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Ives, and Stravinsky with a new work from Caroline Shaw. To learn more about Grace Park, visit her website at

"I know this will sound terribly cliché, but this being the first time I've played in a real chamber group, I have to say I'm completely bitten by the chamber music bug... it was magical to be making music together with some fabulous string players and feel my sound mix with theirs."

Bernadette Fromherz, Festival participant and NDSU alumna