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Q&A with Lev Roshal, violin

May 18, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve rea ...

Q&A with Sarah Thomas, violin

May 11, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve rea ...

The 2017 Scholarship Raffle

May 10, 2017

Win a once in a lifetime chance to have the Ying Quartet perform for you and your guests. The Ying Quartet will perform in your home, or at a venue that you arrange, during the 2017 Season, at a mutually agreed upon time. Only 100 chances will be sold at $100 per chance! The winning number will be drawn at the Scholarship Gala on June 27th. The winner ...

The Jupiter String Quartet July 24

May 9, 2017

The Festival is happy to present the Jupiter Quartet on July 24, 2017. It will be the fifth concert in the Festival’s Monday Showcase series featuring world-renowned string quartets in Bowdoin’s Studzinski Recital Hall. The Festival is delighted to welcome  the Jupiter String Quartet this season for this concert program. Artists-in-residence at the Un ...

Q&A with Reed Puleo, percussion

May 4, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve rea ...

Presenting the Rolston String Quartet July 3

April 28, 2017

The Festival is pleased to present the Rolston String Quartet on July 3, 2017. It will be the second concert in the Festival’s Monday Showcase series featuring world-renowned string quartets in Bowdoin’s Studzinski Recital Hall. Rising stars in chamber music, the Rolston String Quartet won first prize at the 2016 Banff International Competition and will ...

Q&A with Zion Lee, violin

April 28, 2017

This past summer the Bowdoin International Music Festival welcomed 255 student participants from 27 countries and 30 states, including 17 remarkable Festival Fellows. Sixty-five percent of these participants received scholarship funds from the Festival. In celebration of an incredible 2016 season and in anticipation of an even better 2017 season, we’ve rea ...

Ying Quartet Opens the Festival June 26

April 19, 2017

The  Festival is delighted to present the Grammy award winning Ying Quartet on June 26, 2017. The performance will be the first concert in the Monday Showcase series which features world renowned string quartets in Bowdoin’s Studzinski Recital Hall. The Ying Quartet opens the Festival season with a brilliantly-crafted program showcasing the diversity of R ...

T-Shirt Design Contest

April 18, 2017

The Festival is pleased to announce the 2nd annual t-shirt design contest. The winning t-shirt will be given to all Festival participants and available for purchase at Festival events throughout the summer. The winning designer will be awarded a $100 cash prize and two free t-shirts. The guidelines are as follows: The shirt must feature the year (20 ...

We are Proud to Introduce the 2017 Season, June 24-August 5

April 14, 2017

Each summer, the 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 present more than 100 concerts and public educational events each s ...