Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Bowdoin International Music Festival

Founded in 1964 by Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert K. Beckwith, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musiciansto beautiful Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine each summer for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance. The current artistic directors are David Ying and Phillip Ying.

Our Mission

The mission of the Bowdoin International Music Festival is to prepare gifted young musicians from around the world for a life in music through study with world-class artists, and to present classical music in concerts performed to the highest artistic standards.

What We Do

Students ranging from pre-college to post-conservatory age further their artistic development through a concentrated program of instrumental and composition training with the Festival’s renowned artist faculty. Each summer Festival hosts 250+ extraordinarily gifted students from more than thirty-five states and twenty-five countries. During the school year, these students attend the world’s top conservatories in America, Europe, and Asia.

Who We Are

Musicians from groups such as the New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago, Houston, and Dallas Symphonies, and the Ying and Shanghai Quartets, as well as major conservatories like Juilliard, Eastman, Indiana, Peabody, Shanghai, and London’s Royal College collaborate with our summer study participants and present more than 100 concerts and public educational events each season.

Festival alumni include pianist Emanuel Ax; violist Paul Neubauer and cellist Fred Sherry, both artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; composers Derek Bermel and Sebastian Currier; prize winners in major international competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth, Van Cliburn, Munich, Chopin, Fritz Kreisler, Grawemeyer, Naumburg, Montreal, Gina Bachauer, Lionel Tertis, Concert Artists Guild, and the BBC Young Musician awards.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Casey
Job Title/Position: 
PR & Marketing Coordinator
Fax: 
207-373-1441
Mailing Address: 
6300 COLLEGE STATION
BRUNSWICK, ME 04011-8463
Physical Address: 
181 Park Row
Brunswick, ME 04011
Last Name: 
Oakes
Phone: 
207-373-1400

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - New
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Year Founded: 
1964
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Fairs / Festivals
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Summer
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-County Region
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Chamber Music America
Awards: 
ASCAP - Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, 2009