Jessie Montgomery Masterclass and Concerts

The CMPI Quartet has had a number of great opportunities lately! We performed Jessie Montgomery’s Strum on a Chicago Symphony Orchestra Salon Series on April 26. Then, we had a masterclass with Jessie Montgomery, working with her on her own work. We also are playing a series of pre-concert performances for the CSO May 5-7.

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Spektral and hyacinth quartets

Spektral Quartet Masterclass

The Hyacinth Quartet enjoyed a masterclass this past April with the Spektral Quartet. We worked on the Grieg String Quartet and the Bacewicz String Quartet #4. Thanks to MIC and the Harris Theatre for making this class possible.

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Stella Chen Masterclass

I played on a masterclass for the amazing violinist Stella Chen, through a partnership between MIC, Harris Theater, and Chamber Music of Lincoln Center. Image credit: Music Institute of Chicago.

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Johansen Competition

I had the honor of competing as a semifinalist in the Johansen International Competition. I had a wonderful time performing, visiting Washington D.C., seeing old friends, and making new friends.

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WMFT Anniversary Celebration

The CMPI Quartet performed a featured recital on WFMT during their live 70th Anniversary Celebration. Works included George Walker’s String Quartet #1 and Jessie Montgomery’s Strum. You can listen to the livestream here.

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Hilary Hahn Masterclass

I had the honor of participating in a masterclass with violinist Hilary Hahn. I performed the first movement of the Dvorak Concerto. Thank you to Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for this amazing opportunity. Photo credit: Anne Ryan and Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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