BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin International Music Festival’s 2011 season will close on Friday, Aug. 5, with a grand finale concert at 7:30 p.m. at Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater.

Featured music will include Schubert’s first piano trio, performed by festival artists; and Brahms’ concerto for violin and cello, performed by David Coucheron and Efe Baltacigil.

Coucheron and Baltacigil are colleagues in Bowdoin’s virtuosi program, which provides individualized training and performing opportunities to rising stars of the classical music world.

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Coucheron, a violinist, attended the Bowdoin Festival several times as a student and was awarded prizes at competitions in Turin, Italy; Trondheim, Norway; and Manchester, United Kingdom. He was named concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 2010. He has performed as a soloist with the BBC Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras

Baltacigil, a cellist, was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and received an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2002. He won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2005. He has performed with Pinchas Zukerman, Midori and Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall for Isaac Stern’s memorial; and participated in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project. He is associate principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Concert tickets are $40. For more information, call 725-3895 or visit

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