Our region boasts one of the nation’s most vibrant chamber music scenes. Chamber Connect is designed to acquaint you with some of these very talented organizations.
The Cavani String Quartet has earned its position as a mainstay of string quartet culture in the United States…they have not only built an impressive performing career, but have been formative in the education of young chamber musicians. This approach extends not only to how to interpret works, but how to work together and treat the other members of the group with love and respect. At the center of this ethos of quartet playing is keeping music at the center of what they do, “not the ego.” Their standards of professionalism in all domains were clearly pronounced, from their interactions with the audience and with each other, to the fineness of performance and forthrightness of interpretations.
Carpe Diem String Quartet is dedicated to forging a new identity for chamber music by championing the music of living composers, undertaking daring and creative projects, using technology to reinvent the audience experience, and promoting music as a healing art.
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Chamber Music Connection (CMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Worthington, Ohio. CMC was founded by Artistic Director Deborah Barrett Price as a performance-based, equal-opportunity education program. Since CMC’s creation in 1992, CMC has held a “no audition required” policy and accepts all instrumentalists and vocalists. CMC provides an environment where musicians of all ages and levels of experience can study and perform chamber music. Ensembles are formed based on age, previous experience, and their potential to learn from—and inspire—one another.
Deborah Barrett Price, Artistic Director
Stephanie Price-Wong, Assistant Artistic Director and Fellowship Director
CityMusic Columbus celebrates the joy of live music….
promoting musical events of diverse genres by top-ranked artists and providing musical opportunities for underserved children and their families.
4272 Dublin Road, Suite 203
CODE is a 501(c)3 non-profit contemporary music ensemble in Central Ohio founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Michael Rene Torres. The ensemble is dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perception of contemporary concert music in the community. With a special interest in collaborating with Ohio composers and Ohio performing artists, CODE presents a variety of musical styles and aesthetics while searching for innovative ways to meaningfully engage Ohio audiences with substantive new music.
Since their debut performance, CODE has premiered 25 new works in cool venues throughout the city. CODE is dedicated to presenting their music free of admission and open to everyone. Never been to a CODE show? Learn about the experience at codenewmusic.weebly.com.
Dr. Michael Rene Torres
Lecturer of Saxophone, The Ohio State University
Artistic Director Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble
Early Music in Columbus is a concert series dedicated to music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. The very finest early music ensembles from around the world have appeared on the series, including Apollo’s Fire, Stile Antico, Anonymous IV, The Flanders Recorder Quartet, Paul O’Dette, Julianne Baird, and many others. For tickets and information, please visit earlymusicincolumbus.org.
Box Office and Information: (614) 973-1961
Chamber Brews connects audiences with musicians by hosting events combining chamber music and conversation. They share music in a relaxed atmosphere by performing movements of larger works interspersed with discussion, providing context, sharing the musician’s perspective, and connecting themes in order to encourage meaningful dialogue between performers and audience. In 2018, Chamber Brews commissioned four new works by composers in the Central Ohio region made possible by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, The Johnstone Fund for New Music, and The Ohio State University. Chamber Brews’ mission is to continue to impact chamber music in Columbus, Ohio by promoting new works.
Devin Copfer // Director, Performer and Presenter (email@example.com)
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Elisabeth Jeremica // Co-Founder, Artistic Advisor (email@example.com)
Tom Fetherston // Performer
The Columbus Cello Quartet, UCelli, is a quartet of virtuoso cellists that has appeared to enthusiastic, sold-out audiences around Columbus, including performances for City Music at Via Vecchia, 10TV, Medicine and the Arts, St. John’s Concert Series, Granville’s Music 4U Chamber Music Series, and full recitals at the MAC, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Bexley Public Library. UCelli members Pei-An Chao, Mary Davis, Cora Kuyvenhoven, and Wendy Morton are also members of the Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestras. Each of these four artists is a cello soloist and chamber musician in her own right, bringing a strong musical philosophy and relationship to cello repertoire and pedagogy. The individual artistry and the combined chemistry of these four cellists results in an exciting, unique, and vibrant concert experience.
VIVO Music Festival
The VIVO Music Festival was founded in 2015 by co-artistic directors John Stulz and Siwoo Kim and executive director Ted Ou-Yang with the expressed goals of energizing musical culture in greater Columbus, rethinking the ways live music can integrate with daily contemporary life, and providing a space for generations of young, native Ohioan musicians to return home for an annual collaboration to give back to the community that nurtured them.