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.
Dec 27, 2013

2014 Protege Artists to be Announced in January

Protege Club Concert at the Doug Fir Lounge
Protege Club Concert at the Doug Fir Lounge

For 2014, ten young emerging artists will join some of the world's greatest classical musicians for Chamber Music Northwest's Summer Festival.  For five weeks next summer, these Protégé Project musicians will play in multiple Portland venues—concert halls, nightclubs, theatre--earning rave reviews for their energy, passion and skill. The Protégés will also teach young music students, discuss music with audiences, and train with visiting nationally known chamber musicians.

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. It's members this coming year and in the past have included some of classical music's brightest rising stars.  After completing their five-week residency in Portland last summer, 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 (Bryan Lee, Joel Link, Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and Camden Shaw) will return to Portland for 2014 along with new Proteges, to work alongside Chamber Music Northwest luminaries at the 2014 Summer Festival. Joining them will be:

  • Bella Hristova - violin
  • Samuel Suggs - double bass & accordian
  • Timothy Gocklin - oboe
  • Ashley William Smith - clarinet, bass clarinet & basset horn
  • Jean Laurenz - trumpet
  • Daniel Schlosberg - composer, piano & harpsichord
Proteges coaching students at Community Music Ctr
Proteges coaching students at Community Music Ctr
Free Protege concert at Oregon History Center
Free Protege concert at Oregon History Center
Proteges exploring new music with Gabriel Kahane
Proteges exploring new music with Gabriel Kahane

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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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