News & Media

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 ...

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An Unforgettable Summer — Photo Slideshow

August 14, 2021

Dear Friends, Our 2021 Festival has been an unforgettable summer season. Making music together is one of the most powerful ways that we celebrate our shared humanity, and being able to do so once again energized us all. For nearly every member of our community, this was the first in-person musical experience in 15 months. One of our artist faculty mem ...

Announcing the 2021 Season Program

June 1, 2021

Dear Friends, It’s our pleasure to introduce the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s 2021 season. Over 200 students and 50 faculty and guest artists will be on campus in Brunswick, Maine for a dynamic summer of performance and learning. While we are overjoyed to make music in person again, unfortunately, we are not able to invite public audience ...

Artists rehearsing for the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Festival Returns to Brunswick for 2021 Season

April 12, 2021

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is set to return to Brunswick this summer, gathering world-renowned musicians and students for an intensive schedule of chamber music study and performance. The decision to return in person was made last week at a special meeting of the Festival’s board. “Our priority this summer is the health and safety or our st ...

Ying Quartet Announces Four More Programs

February 1, 2021

The Ying Quartet Announces Four More Programs Part of Beethoven Cycle Partnership with Bowdoin Festival, Chautauqua, and Eastman Media Contacts: Bowdoin International Music Festival Grace Bell, Director of Admissions and Operations grace@bowdoinfestival.org; (207) 373-1441  Chautauqua Institution Jordan Steves, Director of Communications jsteves@c ...

Ying Quartet

Ying Quartet Presents Beethoven Cycle

December 4, 2020

Only Art Held Me: The Ying Quartet Presents the Beethoven Cycle Partnership with Bowdoin Festival, Chautauqua, and Eastman Media Contacts: Bowdoin International Music Festival Grace Bell, Director of Admissions and Operations grace@bowdoinfestival.org; (207) 373-1441  Chautauqua Institution Jordan Steves, Director of Communications jsteves@chq.org ...

Thank you for joining us online

August 10, 2020

Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us online this season. We missed seeing you in person, but we are grateful that we were still able to be with each other as a virtual community because music is better together. Many members of our Festival community made this online season possible, and we extend our deep appreciation to: our dedicated facul ...

Welcome to our 2020 Season

June 29, 2020

Festival Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying welcome students, faculty, and friends to our 2020 online season.

Festival Announces Online Season

June 18, 2020

Brunswick, Maine—After making the difficult decision to cancel in-person activities this summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival is pleased to announce a full calendar of online events during its six-week season, which runs June 29 - August 7. The season will feature a variety of opportunities to engage with the Festival from home, including rebro ...