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Alumni News: December 2023

December 11, 2023

Multiple Alumni Among 2024 Classical GRAMMY Nominees Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: American Stories Anthony McGill & Pacifica Quartet Festival Alumni: Simin Ganatra '89, '90, '91 and Brandon Vamos '89, '90, '91 of the Pacifica Quartet (check out this article in The Strad about Simin and Brandon, and how they met as students at the ...

The Strad Reviews 2023 Season

October 16, 2023

Bruce Hodges and Leah Hollingsworth, reviewers for The Strad magazine, tuned in to five Festival events during our 2023 season. They praise our faculty for their "soaring," "intimate," and "masterful" performances. Read the reviews online below. Concert Reviews: Bowdoin International Music Festival Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Friday, June 30, 2023 [p ...

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Festival Launches Ying Quartet Series at Nomad

October 2, 2023

BRUNSWICK, ME — The Bowdoin International Music Festival is thrilled to launch a three-concert series featuring the Ying Quartet at Brunswick’s Nomad Pizza on October 23, February 12, and April 29. The series follows two popular Festival events at Nomad last year and will offer inspiring music collaborations, gourmet pizza, and craft beverages. “Our ...

The Strad Reviews the Ying Quartet

September 27, 2023

Bruce Hodges reviews the Ying Quartet's performance of Mozart, Kevin Puts and Dvořák at the Bowdoin International Music Festival's Studzinski Hall on July 10, 2023.

Alumni News: September 2023

September 21, 2023

Balourdet Quartet '22 The Balourdets are recent winners of a 2023 Barlow Endowment for Music Composition grant, and will begin close work with composer Paul Novak (a 2018 Festival alum) on a new commission. Having finished their residency at NEC, they now begin year-long residencies at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music and with the C ...

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The Strad Reviews Bach, Schumann, and Mozart Performances

September 20, 2023

Leah Hollingsworth tuned in to the Festival livestream on July 5, 2023 to hear our faculty perform Bach, Schumann, and Mozart.

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The Strad Reviews our Opening Week

August 31, 2023

Bruce Hodges reviewed two opening week performances at Studzinski Recital Hall — the concerts on June 28 and June 30.

Imani Winds 2023

Season Highlights from an Inspiring Summer

August 9, 2023

We extend our gratitude to you for making our 2023 season so special! Your participation has deepened our connections with each other and with music over the past six weeks. As we reflect upon this inspiring summer, we want to share just a few of many season highlights:VIEW THE PHOTO STORY

From the Chamber: Final week of BIMF

August 1, 2023

BY CORY KING FROM THE CHAMBER | TIMES RECORD It’s the unofficial vacation month for many Mainers as August is here and too many of us have begun asking, “Where did the summer go?” If you want to get some summer fun in before school starts, there are a number of constant opportunities like hiking trails, boat tours, golf courses an ...

Family Saturday at the Museum

Festival Launches Family Series

July 12, 2023

This past weekend, the Bowdoin International Music Festival partnered with the Curtis Memorial Library to launch the first in a new installment of family-friendly concerts. Dozens of children and adults gathered at the library to hear works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and Ibert. Between pieces, children in the audience responded to prompts such as “what an ...