Today at the Festival

June 27 – August 8, 2015

Each summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musicians from around the world to beautiful Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance.

Musicians from groups such as the Ying and Pacifica Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, and the Houston and Detroit Symphonies, and major conservatories like Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana, Peabody, New England Conservatory, and London’s Royal College collaborate with our summer study participants and present more than 100 concerts and public educational events each season.

Family Connections: Conversations with the Yings

Bowdoin International Music Festival kicks into high gear in a matter of days. Before we start attending concerts, master classes and all the other events that make up the intense six-week program, we wrap up our interview with Artistic Co-directors David Ying and Phillip Ying. We offer here a glimpse into the factors that have […]

Putting It All Together: Conversations with the Yings

Part two in a series of recent conversations between Festival Trustee Margy Burroughs and new Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying. We were curious how these two brothers manage to create the varied programs that are packed into a very short six-week season that encompasses more than 100 concerts, master classes, community programs, chamber […]

Local Musicians to Attend Festival

In addition to students from all over the world attending our summer study program, four Maine students will be in attendance this summer! Joining us for the Festival’s 51st season are sisters Hannah and Morgan Flanigan of Yarmouth, Christopher Staknys of Falmouth, and Teal Vickery of Rockland. “We are thrilled to have these talented students […]

Phillip and David Ying

Getting to Know the Yings

Over the coming weeks we will share some recent conversations with David Ying and Phillip Ying as they embark on their debut season as Artistic Directors of the Festival. Below is the first in a series of short interviews. Here they discuss where they came from and what the season’s theme, The Art of Friendship, […]

New Friends, Timeless Values

In keeping with the season’s theme “Music: The Art of Friendship,” the Festival’s core values – mentorship, inspiration, collegiality, and world-class artistry – will be on display all summer long on the concert stage, in the rehearsal room, in master classes, in the teaching studios, and throughout the community. Along with our wonderful resident artist-faculty , we […]

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