Argus Quartet Named
The Juilliard School’s Graduate Quartet

The Argus Quartet (Norfolk ’16) has been named The Juilliard School’s Graduate Quartet in Residence. The Quartet will coach with the Juilliard String Quartet and teach During Juilliard’s 2017-18 academic year.

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Norfolk Composition Alumni Awarded Prizes By American Academy of Arts and Letters

On March 1st, the American Academy of Arts and Letters announced sixteen recipients of this year’s awards in music. The awards will be presented at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial in May.  Candidates for music awards are nominated by the 250 members of the Academy. Composer Andrew Norman (Norfolk ’08) is the recipient of a 2017 […]

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Eighth Blackbird Named Musical America’s
2017 Ensemble of the Year

In addition to being named Musical America’s 2017 Ensemble of the Year, Eighth Blackbird (Norfolk ’97) celebrates its 20th anniversary with its fourth GRAMMY® Award, Chamber Music America’s inaugural Visionary Award, and the coveted MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

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A Chat with Simon Carrington

By Janet Reynolds If you want a musical sampler of choral music, you won’t want to miss the Norfolk  Choral Festival, a concert of music from the Renaissance to the 21st century performed Saturday, August 20. Conducted in part by the acclaimed choral director  Simon Carrington, who leads the Festival’s week-long choral workshop, the concert will […]

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Alexander String Quartet Joins the
Norfolk Faculty During Summer 2015

The Alexander String Quartet will join the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival faculty during the 2015 summer season. Now is it’s 33rd year, the Quartet (Zakarias Grafilo, violin – Frederick Lifsitz, violin – Paul Yarbrough, viola – Sandy Wilson, cello) has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world’s […]

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Scholarship in Honor of Harris Goldsmith

Renowned cellist and artist, Aldo Parisot and his wife, pianist Elizabeth Parisot, have established a Norfolk scholarship in memory of Harris Goldsmith. Mr. Goldsmith, was at once a pianist, music critic, writer and teacher. He was also a staunch supporter of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and its mission of providing a world-cass musical training […]

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Name A Music Shed Chair

Patrons may name one of the historic Music Shed chairs in perpetuity for a contribution of $250. Your chair(s) will remain in place in the hall with an attractive plaque identifying the donor(s) or dedicatee(s) and a text of up to 40 characters of the donor’s choice.

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Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto

Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto ’09 MM, ’10 AD won second prize in the prestigious 56th Jaén International Piano Competition. In the final round, Fernández Nieto performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, “Emperor.” The competition featured forty-six pianists from sixteen countries across four continents. Spanish-born pianist Juan Carlos Fernandez-Nieto made his debut at […]

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