Chamber Music Northwest

The mission of Chamber Music Northwest is: to inspire listeners through concerts celebrating the richness and diversity of chamber music, performed by artists of the highest caliber. We value: Producing programs of the highest artistic quality, innovating while honoring the traditional repertoire, and performing in first class venues; Championing the intimacy of the chamber music experience; Collaborating with other organizations.
Sep 25, 2013

The Talented Protege Project Musicians

Dover String Quartet
Dover String Quartet

For five weeks this summer as part of Chamber Music Northwest’s 2013 Summer Festival, the Protégé Project musicians played in multiple Portland venues—concert halls, nightclubs, theatre--and earned rave reviews for their energy, passion and skill. The Protégés also worked in multiple Portland venues, teaching young music students, discussing music with audiences, and training with visiting nationally known chamber musicians.

The Protégé Project is one of Chamber Music Northwest’s most exciting new initiatives.The 2013 Protégés included the Dover String Quartet, Violinist Benjamin Beilman, Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, and Andy Akiho, a doctoral candidate at Princeton and a composer specializing in steel drum compositions and performance. 

The Protégé Project is a training and performance institute for young professionals, and for Portland audiences and music students, it is an exciting opportunity to witness the fresh energy and creativity of these musicians at the beginning of their careers. After completing their five-week residency in Portland, for example, The Dover String Quartet traveled directly to the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition where they took a near-sweep of prizes.

The Dover String Quartet will return to Portland next year, along with new Proteges, to work alongside Chamber Music Northwest luminaries at the 2014 Summer Festival. 

Feb 13, 2013

2013 Proteges announced!

We're pleased to announce the participants in the 2013 Protege Project at Chamber Music Northwest:

Andy Akiho - composer, percussion

Ben Beilman - violin

Dover Quartet

Bryan Lee - violin

Joel Link - violin

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt - viola

Camden Shaw - cello

Yekwon Sunwoo - piano

 

These rising stars will be performing alongside festival veterans on our main stage and will be featured artists in our Club Concert series in informal, alternative venues around Portland. In addition, they will provide coaching and masterclasses for area music students and will perform in a number of free community outreach concerts for listeners of all ages.  Stay tuned for more details on the Proteges' performance schedule in the coming months!

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Nov 21, 2012

Planning underway for 4th Protege Project at CMNW

Early plans for our 4th Protege Project during the 2013 Summer Festival are coming together.  We will bring an emerging young string quartet, recent graduates of a top conservatory.  Look for the name of the ensemble to be revealed in a future update.  We'll also bring a pianist and several wind players.  The Protege Project will continue our popular club concerts with 3-4 shows in alternative venues around the city like the Doug Fir, Someday Lounge, and Alberta Rose Theater.  Proteges will also lead workshops for local music students and perform in a number of free community outreach concerts.  We look forward to sharing more with you as plans develop over the next few months!

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