BRUNSWICK — Renowned soloist Steven Doane will perform Hadyn’s 1st Cello Concerto at the Bowdoin International Music Festival on Friday, July 17. Doane is known as a world renowned recitalist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, and master teacher. A member of the cello faculty at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, he is also a frequent visitor to Britain. Recent appearances there have included solo recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Royal Irish Academy, and in Manchester and Edinburgh. Lewis Kaplan will conduct the Bowdoin Festival Orchestra.

The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B Flat Major, with Renee Jolles and Cyrus Forough on violin, Ralph Fielding and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt on viola, and Yehuda Hanani on cello.

The concert’s final work will be Franz Schubert’s beautifully lyrical Piano Trio No. 1 in B Flat Major, performed by the distinguished French pianist Olivier Gardon, touring violinist Joan Kwuon, and virtuoso cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.  Gardon has won many prizes in Europe and has appeared with London Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra, Philharmonique Radio, France, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Sofia Philharmonic, and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. This is his third summer at Bowdoin. Kwuon has toured widely in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and has also taught and performed at the Bowdoin Festival for the last three years. Tsutsumi, a first prize winner of the Casals International Competition and currently Presid

Tahmiziàn to Perform Beethoven Hammerklavier Sonata

The Festival’s July 20 Monday Sonatas concert will feature pianist Emma Tahmiziàn performing one of Beethoven’s most loved — and most difficult — piano sonatas. Tahmiziàn, winner of the Schumann International Competition at age 19 and a medalist in the Tchaikovsky, Montréal, Bach, Smetana, and van Cliburn competitions, has been a favorite at the Bowdoin Festival for more than 20 years.

Tahmiziàn’s performance will be preceded by Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, performed by Igor Begelman, winner of the Avery Fisher career grant in 2000 on clarinet, and Peter Basquin, winner of the Montreal International Competition on piano.

The concert will open with Schubert’s Violin Sonata in A Major, D. 574, presented by Jacqueline Ross, violin and Yong Hi Moon, piano. Yong Hi Moon has been a top prize winner in the Elena-Rombro Stepanow, Viotti International, and Vienna da Motta competitions and received the Chopin Prize from Geneva International Competition. She performs extensively throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. as a recitalist and with orchestras including the Osaka, Seoul, Tokyo, and Korean National symphony orchestras. Among other credits, Ross has appeared as soloist at the Venice Biennale and Darmstadt Festival where she won the Kranichsteiner Prize, later performing on radio stations throughout Europe.

Shanghai Quintet Returns in Upbeat! Concert
Wednesday evening, July 22, the Shanghai Quintet returns to the Bowdoin Festival to perform Haydn’s String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4, and the New England premiere of Krzysztof Penderecki’s String Quartet No. 3. Originally formed in Shanghai, the quartet is known for its passionate musicality and virtuosic technique. The quartet regularly tours the great music centers of North and South America, Asia, and Europe. They have appeared frequently at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and their travels have taken them from London, Vienna and Prague, to Australia’s Sydney Opera House

The concert will close with Schubert’s beloved Trout Quartet, performed by festival artists Lewis Kaplan, violin; Pierre Henri Xuereb, viola; André Emelianoff, cello; and Peter Basquin, piano; with festival trustee Sam Hayward on doublebass.

Artists of Tomorrow Concerts
The Bowdoin Festival’s Artists of Tomorrow series, presenting advanced students of classical music performing works learned at the Festival, is held on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in Studzinski Recital Hall. Programs, which include traditional and contemporary solo and chamber music repertoire, are usually announced the day of the show. To receive the programs by email, join the Festival’s concert email list at

Bowdoin Festival performances run from through Aug. 7. Ticketed concerts cost $25 to $35 for adults. Artists of Tomorrow concerts, masterclasses and other events are presented free of charge. For up-to-date schedule and ticket information, visit, or call 207-725-3895.

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