News & Media

Harpist June Han

Celebrating June Han

September 20, 2022

Harp faculty June Han has made the trip to Maine each summer to teach and perform at the Bowdoin International Music Festival for more than 25 years. She is an integral part of the Festival community and exemplifies the exquisite artistry and caring mentorship at the heart of what we do.

Trustee News

September 19, 2022

New Officers The Festival is pleased to announce our new slate of officers: Lorna Flynn, Chair Susan Chadima, Vice Chair Charles Johnson, Treasurer Doug Collins, Secretary We also thank our previous officers, Elliot Rosen (6 years as chair), Robert Briselli, and Kent Mitchell, for their dedicated service. Elliot, Bob, and Kent remain members of the boa ...

Faculty Concert July 1, 2022

Concert Reviews in The Strad

September 14, 2022

Bruce Hodges and Leah Hollingsworth, reviewers for The Strad magazine, tuned in to four Festival events during our 2022 season. They praise our faculty for their "remarkable," "compelling," "magnificent," and "impressive" performances. Check out the October 2022 issue of The Strad, or read the reviews online below. Concert Review: Bowdoin International M ...

Season Memories — Photo Slideshow

August 12, 2022

We are grateful for this past season shared with you, filled with transformative musical moments and wonderful connections among our supportive community. This summer will stand out in our hearts and minds as the time when audiences and artists reunited for the irreplaceable experience of in-person music-making.We hope you enjoy this slideshow of memories fr ...

Times Record: Classical Musicians Host Farewell Concert

August 3, 2022

After two years out of the spotlight, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will cap its successful summer Friday evening with a final concert that will bring some of the finest classical musicians in the world to a Brunswick audience.

Violin Channel Interview with David & Phillip Ying

July 28, 2022

The Violin Channel had the pleasure of speaking to Bowdoin International Music Festival's Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying to learn more about this year's edition.

Press Herald: Festival Showcases Modern Works

July 11, 2022

The Bowdoin International Music Festival has long included the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music for those with a taste for hearing some of the best composed music created in recent times. For this special year of returning to in-person concerts, the Bowdoin/Gamper folks secured a visit from Music from Copland House, the resident ensemble at Aaron Copla ...

Artists rehearsing for the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Press Herald: Promising Young Musicians

June 20, 2022

For the first time in three years, the six-week long Bowdoin International Music Festival will welcome live, in-person audiences. “I think everybody is ecstatic,” said David Ying, who serves as co-artistic director of the festival with his brother, Phillip. “Classical music, and chamber music especially, it’s so personal and so based on human-to-h ...

Celebrate the New Year with Music

December 31, 2021

From everyone at the Festival, we wish you all the best in 2022. And we hope you enjoy five new additions to our YouTube Channel.FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80Nelson Lee, Meg Freivogel, violin • Liz Freivogel, viola • Daniel McDonough, celloPOLINA NAZAYKINSKAYA (b. 1987)A Glimpse of HopeAngie Zhang,* pianoANDREIA P ...

Applications for 2022 Music Institute Open!

November 2, 2021

Applications are now open for the Bowdoin International Music Festival's summer Music Institute, which will be in session June 25 – August 6, 2022. Each year, the Festival welcomes more than 250 students to Brunswick, Maine from around the globe to participate in an intensive exploration of chamber and solo music with 80 faculty and guest artists hailing f ...