Chamber Music Festival

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 Stony Brook University, 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.

Special guest artists for the 5th Anniversary Season include Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Sonja Harasim as well as the much-anticipated return of the world-renowned cellist Colin Carr, who (among many other things) is on the faculty of Stony Brook University as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music in London. Guest artists for this season will also include members of the Milwaukee Symphony as well as other members of the FMSO and faculty members from NDSU and Concordia College.

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

"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

  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