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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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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Press Herald: JACK Quartet nimbly takes on New York composers

July 10, 2023

Visitors often bring home tales of their time in Maine. But sometimes they also tell a few stories about their own home turf while they’re here. The boundary-pushing JACK Quartet (an acronym for the first names of the founding members) brought some “New York Stories” to the Bowdoin International Music Festival on Sunday afternoon. Music by composers ...

Festival Presents Ying & Balourdet Quartets at Nomad

April 5, 2023

BRUNSWICK, ME —  On May 1, the Bowdoin International Music Festival will present a special spring concert at Nomad Pizza featuring two fantastic string quartets — the world-renowned Ying Quartet and the rising Balourdet Quartet. The two quartets will team up for a performance of Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet. The Ying Quartet is an ensemble-in-residence ...

Alumni Spotlight: Tyler Taylor

February 27, 2023

Composition Fellow alum Tyler Taylor '21 has an exciting month ahead. The Louisville native is currently a full-time resident composer at the Louisville Orchestra as part of their Creators Corps Residency Program. In this role, he writes music for the orchestra and works closely with community organizations, schools, and programs in Louisville. Taylor's l ...

Community Spotlight: Susan Chadima

January 19, 2023

For the past 15 years, Festival Trustee Susan Chadima has made regular trips to Afghanistan as a volunteer veterinarian. While in Kabul, she has treated countless animals, trained veterinarians, and experienced Afghan music in the concert hall and on the golf course.