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The 2017 NDSU Chamber Music Festival will take place June 1 - 6, 2017.
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The NDSU Chamber Music Festival presents performances of great chamber music works featuring NDSU student pianists alongside world-class string players. Many of history's greatest composers wrote their most personal and powerful works for chamber ensemble. The NDSU Chamber Music Festival provides an invaluable opportunity for NDSU pianists to rehearse and perform these works with professional string players, and also brings the Fargo-Moorhead community an intimate encounter with this exhilarating music.
The 2016 NDSU Chamber Music Festival will featured a star-studded cast of guest artists including members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra as well as faculty from North Dakota State University, Concordia College, the University of South Dakota, Bemidji State University, and Ohio University. The 2016 Festival also featured special guest cellist Colin Carr. Mr. Carr has appeared as soloist with many of the world's major orchestras and is on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music and Stony Brook University, having previously served on the faculty of the New England Conservatory for sixteen years.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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, 2015 Festival participant
Excerpt from the 2015 NDSU Chamber Music Festival:
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44
Amy Mercer, piano
Dina Neglia-Khachatryan, violin
Grace Park, violin
John Stulz, viola
William Comita, cello
NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall
June 4, 2015
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