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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 ...

Q&A with Victor Lin, piano

April 13, 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 Raina Arnett, violin

April 7, 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 Fellows

March 31, 2017

The Festival is pleased to announce the 2017 Fellows. The Fellowship Program is a fully-funded opportunity for 17 of the most advanced musicians at the beginning of significant careers in music. The program offers the full resources of the internationally-renowned faculty and Festival infrastructure for an intensive and extensive exploration of solo and cham ...

Q&A with Rebecca Barnet, viola

March 24, 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 Shannon Ross, cello

March 22, 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 Stephen Perkyns, cello

March 13, 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 Emily Edelstein, viola

March 8, 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 ...