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Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:00 am

Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition

Presented By: Coleman Chamber Music Association

Visit the web site of the Coleman Chamber Music Association for a list of all finalists as well as this year's winners.

You are cordially invited to join the 64th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, in which young musicians from schools and conservatories across the nation and abroad bring their remarkable talents before a distinguished panel of judges. Finalists will compete for the $7,500 Alice Coleman Prize, the $4,000 Coleman-Barstow Prize for Strings, and the $4,000 Coleman-Saunderson Prize for Winds or Brass. The Competition is open to the public and audiences are welcome, free of charge. Prizewinners will be presented in concert Sunday, April 17, 2011, at 3:30 p.m.

Since 1947, the Competition has helped launch the careers of such prizewinners as Glenn Dicterow; Grant Gershon; Jeffrey Kahane; Anne-Marie McDermott; Paula Robison; Nathaniel Rosen; Morton Subotnick; the Ahn and Janaki trios; eighth blackbird; and the Calder, Colorado, Pacifica, Tokyo, and Vega quartets. Judges have included some of the finest musicians of their time: Jascha Heifetz; Natalie Limonick; Mehli Mehta; Gregor Piatigorsky; Artur Rubinstein; Eudice Shapiro; Arnold Steinhardt; Henri Temianka; the Beaux Arts Trio; and the Amadeus, Budapest, Opus One, and Smetana quartets. From its origins encouraging local students in junior, intermediate, and senior divisions, the Competition has evolved to earn and confer international prestige.

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