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The best is yet to come for the Artist Series of Tallahassee! Our 2015 – 2016 Concert Season features a variety of fresh, exciting string players, pianists and singers.The Artist Series has hand-picked five leading chamber music ensembles and soloists certain to bring new and experienced concertgoers to the edge of their seat!

The Artist Series is committed to sharing outstanding musical experiences with as many people as possible. Affordable season tickets, called Passports, provide for six “stamps” to be used in any combination: singly, to attend each concert, or in any desired combination to bring along friends. Passports cost $99. Senior (62+) Passports are discounted at $89. Single tickets cost $23, student tickets are $5, and children under 13 are free.

Detailed information about each artist is available on the Purchase Tickets page.

Vienna Piano Trio – Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 4 p.m.: The Vienna Piano Trio, one of the most outstanding chamber ensembles of our times, brings an “electrifying” (The New York Times) presence to the stage. The trio has won numerous prizes at international competitions and has had among its most important mentors Isaac Stern, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Joseph Kalichstein as well as members of the Trio di Trieste, the Beaux Arts Trio, and the La Salle and Guarneri Quartets.

Prima Trio – Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 4 p.m.: An ensemble of uncommon variety and repertoire, the Prima Trio triumphed at the prestigeous Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, winning the coveted Grand Prize (out of no fewer than 137 entries) as well as the Gold Medal award. Guilia Gurevich from Uzbekistan (violin/viola), Boris Allakhverdyan from Azerbaijan (clarinet) and Anastasia Dedik from Russia (piano) met as students at the renowned Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio. Each is distinguished as a soloist internationally and as a trio they have met with equal success. In 2014, Armenian clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan was named as one of the two principal clarinetists of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

The Carpe Diem String Quartet – Sunday, January 24, 2016 @ 4 p.m.: Carpe Diem is a boundary-breaking ensemble earning widespread critical and audience acclaim for its fresh, innovative programming and exciting performances. Carpe Diem’s program reflects its passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz-inspired music alongside the traditional string quartet repertoire. Selected to lead the 2016 Artist-in-Residence program, the Carpe Diem String Quartet redefines the classical music experience, bringing chamber music a new identity that reaches the broadest audience possible, regardless of means and circumstances.

Tallahassee Democrat, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mischa Bouvier, baritone – Sunday, April 17, 2016 @ 4 p.m.: Praised by The New York Times for his “rich timbre” and “fine sense of line,” Mischa Bouvier is a winner of the 2010 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. “Mischa Bouvier’s rich baritone voice…and his refined artistry” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), make an immediate connection the audience.

Himmel reiße from St John Passion (J.S. Bach) by Mischa Bouvier, Chatham Baroque

Da mihi Domine (Franz Tunder), (excerpt) by Mischa Bouvier & the Catacoustic Consort

Leonardo Colafelice, piano – Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 4 p.m.: Nineteen year old prodigy Leonardo Colafelice was one of the six finalists at the prestigious XIV Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, where he also received prizes for best performer of a Classical Concerto, best performer of a Chopin composition and most outstanding pianist up to 22 years of age. https://www.yahoo.com/, https://www.bing.com/, http://www.ask.com/, https://www.wikipedia.org/

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