Chamber Music Festival

2021 NDSU Chamber Music Festival
Thursday, August 26 - Tuesday, August 31, 2021



Concerts in Beckwith Recital Hall

Thursday, August 26 at 7:30 pm
Monday, August 30 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 31 at 7:30 pm

Come join us as we once again celebrate the joy of great chamber music together in person! Though we were able to also enjoy chamber music together outside in the Reineke courtyard for the Special 2020 edition of the NDSU Chamber Music Festival, we are pleased to announce a return to Beckwith Recital Hall with its superb chamber music acoustics for our 2021 Festival August 26-31.

We are thrilled to announce the extraordinary special guest artists for our 2021 Festival: the Grammy-Award winning Attacca String Quartet, as well as Gabriel Campos-Zamora, Principal Clarinet of the Minnesota Orchestra. These world-class artists will be rehearsing with our NDSU student pianists during the Festival to prepare a varied selection of chamber masterworks of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, and Schumann for your listening pleasure on the August 30 and 31 concerts!

Previously, it had been advertised that masks would be optional for the Festival concerts; however, due to the rise in COVID cases related to the Delta variant, NDSU recently amended their policy to require masks for individuals in classroom spaces, which include performances spaces like Beckwith Recital Hall. Therefore, masks will be required regardless of vaccination status for all individuals in order to be able to attend any of the NDSU Chamber Music Festival events. It is also recommended that audience members exercise judiciousness in spacing themselves in Beckwith Recital Hall for the concerts.

We hope you will join us as we come together for the 2021 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 tyler.wottrich@ndsu.edu.

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."

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