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This Week at the Festival: June 24-30

June 23, 2017

Monday, June 26: The Ying Quartet The Ying Quartet opens the Festival season with a brilliantly-crafted program showcasing the diversity of Russian music, from Prokofiev’s folk-inflected String Quartet No. 2, composed at the outbreak of World War II, to “Souvenir de Florence,” Tchaikovsky’s musical postcard from his favorite vacation spot – with S ...

The Box Office is Now Open!

June 15, 2017

The Festival is pleased to announce that the box office is now open for our 2017 season. With over 70% of available seats already reserved and many concerts sold out, there is no time to waste! Only two Monday Showcase performances have tickets remaining, the Borromeo and Rolston String Quartets, each joined by faculty in special guest appearances. ...

The Festival Returns for 53rd Season

June 13, 2017

This summer the Festival celebrates our 53rd gathering of musicians and music lovers of all ages in beautiful Brunswick, Maine. This is a cherished time when teaching, learning, inspiring, and collaborating happen and life-long friendships form. We take great pride in expressing a strong sense of community through our public concerts and events. At these ...

10 Ways to Enjoy the Festival for FREE!

June 9, 2017

1. YOUNG ARTIST SERIES: The Young Artists Series presents performances in Studzinski Recital Hall by advanced young musicians who come to the Festival from conservatories and music schools in more than twenty-five countries. 2. LIVE STREAMING: With the introduction of #festivaLive, audiences can now live stream Festival events on any internet-connected de ...

Take a Chance

June 7, 2017

The Festival is thrilled to offer a once in a lifetime chance to have the Grammy Award winning Ying Quartet perform for you and your guests. Only 100 chances at $100 will be sold. The Ying Quartet will perform at the winner’s home or selected venue at a mutually agreed time during this summer’s Festival, June 28-August 4. The winning number will be dr ...

Q&A with Bowie Ma, viola

June 1, 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 Ming Hang Tam, violin

May 25, 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 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 ...