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VIVO Sunday, September 1, 2024 at 3pm

Chamber Music Columbus and VIVO Music Festival are partnering to bring together the fantastical musical world of Robert Schumann with the noble joy of Mozart, the heroic exultation of Johannes Brahms with the stunning originality of Marcos Balter. Each piece highlights the virtuosity and gripping storytelling capacities of the VIVO Festival Artists utilizing a variety of ensemble formations. This performance features the Ohio Premiere of Marcos Baltor’s Horn Trio – commissioned by VIVO Music Festival, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Library of Congress. Among the star-studded musicians include homegrown artists such as Isabelle Ai Durrenberger and Anna Polonsky who reunite in Columbus’ historic Southern Theatre to celebrate the 10th anniversary of VIVO, Columbus’ premier chamber music festival.

VIVO 2025

Alexander Malofeev Saturday, October 19, 2024 at 7pm

At only 13 years of age, the “Russian Genius” (Corriere della Sera) Alexander Malofeev won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2014. Catapulted into the limelight 10 years ago, Malofeev has performed regularly with the most distinguished conductors and symphonies on stage today. “Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster…, he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability” (Amadeus). As one of the most prominent pianists of is generation, Malofeev will perform works by Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and more.

Alexander Malofeev

Catalyst Quartet and violist Jordan Bak Saturday, January 18, 2025 at 4pm

Credited for their “perfect ensemble unity” and “unequaled class of execution” by the Lincoln Star Journal, the Catalyst Quartet was founded by the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Organization in 2010. Their recent acclaim has sent them on worldwide tours including engagements in Cuba, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. Together with the rising star Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak, the Catalyst Quartet will grace the Southern Theatre.

Catalyst Quartet

Mnozil Brass Saturday, March 8, 2025 at 4pm

Mnozil Brass, an Austrian brass septet celebrated for their quirky and highly entertaining performances with sketch-like comedic components, reminds audiences worldwide that great virtuosic playing doesn’t always have to be serious. All founding members graduated from the Vienna College of Music, and met while playing at a local pub called Mnozil. Touring regularly around the world for over 20 years, the ensemble is often popularly referred to as “The Monty Python of the musical world.”.

Mnozil Brass

Ariel Quartet Saturday, May 3, 2025 at 7pm

Formed when the musicians were just teenagers, the Ariel Quartet is now entering their 26th season with recent highlights including a sold-out Carnegie Hall debut and the release of a Brahms and Bartók album. This special program called “Ancestral Voices” will include Matan Porat’s Four Ladino Songs, Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 “Death and the Maiden,” and a world premiere by local composer Dr. Ching-chu Hu commissioned by longtime Chamber Music Columbus supporters Richard and Yvonne Burry. Cellist Amit Even-Tov performs on the cello that Yvonne Burry’s mother, Margot, brought with her when she escaped Nazi Germany, surviving the Holocaust.

Ariel Quartet

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