The Chamber Music Festival objective is to create an environment for aspiring young musicians to collaborate with professional musicians and to give them an opportunity to participate in a professional level performance of chamber music. The opportunity for young musicians to rehearse and to perform together with professionals is unique and provides a tremendous boost to their artistic growth. Here is what CMF young musicians have said about their experiences.
"Playing in a quartet with three professional players was a completely different experience than with students. The rehearsals were more like what would occur within a professional quartet. We coached ourselves and input from each member was considered equally. I felt like a peer, rather than a student, which was very unique. This experience left me feeling liberated and empowered. The analysis of the piece was more in depth than any of my other experiences. There was more emphasis on the fine nuances of playing, which I found to be very informative."
Patrick McGuire, Natick, MA
"I had such an inspiring and uplifting experience playing the "Trout" piano quintet with CMFoNE musicians. These professional musicians accepted me as an equal member of the group, allowing me to express my own views and ideas. My school schedule is very busy but the Trout rehearsals were such a highlight for me that I looked forward to every one of them; an unforgettable experience for me."