Chamber Music Festival

2022 NDSU Chamber Music Festival
Thursday, August 25 - Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Free Concerts

Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 PM, NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall: Clara Osowski Art Song Recital
Monday, August 29 at 7:30 PM, NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall
Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00 Noon, Plains Art Museum
Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 PM, NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall

Join us as we gather to be moved and inspired by chamber music in all of its up-close power and eloquence at the 2022 NDSU Chamber Music Festival! Superstar guest artists including violinists Grace Park and Sonja Bosca-Harasim as well as cellist Meta Weiss and NDSU faculty will be performing alongside NDSU student pianists after an intensive five-day series of rehearsals.

The 2022 Festival will open on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30 PM with an art song recital featuring distinguished mezzo-soprano and NDSU alumna Clara Osowski alongside pianist Tyler Wottrich. The program will include works from Schubert, Britten, Poulenc, and De Falla and will close with Jonathan Dove's "On The Threshold", which was written for Clara and given its world premiere by Clara and Tyler just a few months ago at the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. The concerts on August 29 and 30 at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall and local treasure the Plains Art Museum will feature great chamber music masterworks by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Shostakovich, Decruck, Martinu, Nadia Boulanger, and Western Illinois University composer Hong-Da Chin, who will be making a special appearance performing one of his own works with one of our NDSU student pianists.

We hope that you will join us as we gather for the 2022 NDSU Chamber Music Festival!

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

To whet your chamber music appetite, please enjoy this YouTube playlist of highlights from previous seasons of the NDSU Chamber Music Festival.

"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."

  1. Colin Carr and Tyler Wottrich performing Beethoven's Magic Flute Variations from the 2016 Festival
  2. Benton Schmidt, Elizabeth York, and William Comita performing the 2nd movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio in Eb, Op. 1 No. 1
  3. Carson Covey, Sonja Bosca-Harasim, and Marie-Elaine Gagnon performing the 3rd movement of Turina's Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 35.
  4. Cydney Berlinger, Grace Park, and Alice Yoo performing the 4th movement of Shostakovich's Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67