Chamber Music Festival

The 27th annual MASTA Chamber Music Festival was held on February 26, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Guest artists and competition judges were the four members of the Ambassador String Quartet:

Sunmi Chang, violin
Judy Lin Wu, violin
Caroline Coade, viola
Caroline Kim, cello.

Additional festival faculty included Nathaniel Pierce, Molly Baugh, and Aaron Reilley.

The winning ensemble of the 27th annual MASTA Chamber Music Festival Competition was the Gouin Tellinghuisen Wyn Trio from Grand Rapids, MI for their performance of Beethoven Trio op. 1 no. 3 mvt. 1:
Cameron Gouin, violin
Owen Tellinghuisen, piano
McCormack Wyn, cello

The runner up ensemble was the Ragazzo String Quartet from Troy, MI for their performance of Borodin String Quartet No. 2, 1st mvt:
Eric Chen, violin
Elbert Yi, violin
William Beardslee, viola
Mitchell Chang, cello

Honorable Mention goes to the Majdanek Trio from Forest Hills Eastern in Ada, MI for their performance of Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 2, 4th mvt:
Nathan La Huis, violin
Aidan Lancaster, cello
Ian Blackman-Staves, piano

Congratulations to these students and their teachers, Karen Krummel, Bryan Kolk, and Anne Thompson!

Thank you to all the participants for a great festival and a wonderful recital! I would like to thank these MASTA members for sending students to the festival: Megan Crawford, Nathan Peters, Karen Krummel, James Gross, Bryan Kolk, Anne Thompson, Paul Wingert, Burke Lokey, Michael Markley, Kristen Shoup, and Ted McDonald.

MASTA 27th Annual

Chamber Music Festival and Competition

February 26, 2018
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance

1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Festival Director: Dr. Michael Hopkins, Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education, University of Michigan

Guest Artists: Ambassador String Quartet

Judy Lin Wu – Concertmaster of the Flint Symphony Orchestra
Sunmi Chang, violin — faculty at the Chamber Music Institute Program at Music@Menlo, former member St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Caroline Coade, viola – Assistant Professor of Music University of Michigan, violist, Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Caroline Kim, cello – member of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, faculty at Center State Strings, winner of 2017 University of Michigan Concerto Competition

The purpose of the MASTA Chamber Music Festival is to provide students in grades 7-12 with the opportunity to attend a high-quality artistic chamber music performance, receive coaching from expert chamber music performers, and attend musicianship enrichment classes. As part of the festival, students in grades 9-12 may elect to participate in a competition for the opportunity to represent MASTA at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

MASTA Chamber Music Festival Schedule
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Sessions: 10:00 – 2:35 p.m. (with break for lunch)

Competition Recital: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Britton Recital Hall, Earl V. Moore Building

Free and open to the public