May 31, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. carnegie WEill Recital Hall
Chamber Music Concert and Final Competition Round of the 4th International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
The International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition sponsored by the Chamber Music Foundation of New England is a unique and exciting opportunity for all lovers of chamber music. Unlike any other such competition in the country and nearly every one in the world, this competition affords equal opportunities to wind players, string players, pianists, vocalists and jazz musicians alike. And the opportunities that it offers through its prizes and performances at incredible concert halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall are invaluable for aspiring chamber musicians. Bravo on creating a great new pillar in the world of music and chamber music! I know your competition will grow and grow, because it is a rare, wonderfully organized, and vital institution for helping to inspire young musicians and to pass on the art of chamber music to the next generation.
Jonathan Cohler, Music Director & Conductor, Massachusetts Philharmonic Orchestra
As a member of the ICMEC Grand Prize Jury panel, I was very impressed with the excellent organization of the ICMEC competition. The quality of ensemble playing and the level of musicianship were exceptional. I want to thank CMFoNE for providing this tremendous opportunity for chamber music ensembles of all ages and categories. I expect that in the very near future, ICMEC will become one of the most prestigious and sought after chamber music competitions in the world.
Alexander Rees, Violist, Professor at Fordham University, ICMEC Judge