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High Notes July 2012

NEW ARTISTS, NEW SEASON! Concert Artists Guild’s 2012-2013 season begins Thursday, October 18th with the Judi Flom Winners Showcase & Awards Ceremony of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition at The Kosciuszko Foundation. This evening features the announcement of CAG’s newest artists! Who will our next stars be? Rock star string quintet Sybarite5 (CAG Competition Winner, 2011) kicks off the 2012-2013 […]

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60th Anniversary Kickoff: A Mix Tape

On Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm Concert Artists Guild celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a season-opening concert at the Jerome L. Greene Space at WQXR. CAG artists and alumni, including the Afiara String Quartet, pianist Michael Brown, harpist Bridget Kibbey, violinist Hye-Jin Kim, baritone Thomas Meglioranza and soprano Sarah Wolfson will perform. To give you […]

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CAG Annual Benefit: A Mix Tape

As a primer for our Annual Benefit, we’ve created this playlist featuring artists who will be performing at the big event. Enjoy these artists here and in person on June 21st! For info and tickets, click here. Click individual links below, or listen to the whole playlist here. 1. HYE-JIN KIM / Janacek: Sonata for […]

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High Notes April 2011

Sebastian Bäverstam at Weill hall and on WQXR! Cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, a 2009 CAG Competition Winner, appears on the CAG Winners Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 12th. His program includes works by Kodály, Beethoven and Franck, as well as his own Fantasy on ‘Frère Jacques’. This is the last CAG […]

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Read a first-hand account from CAG staffer, Rachel Christensen, of last year’s CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

It was a busy scene at the 2010 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition this past October. CAG staff and volunteers were bustling about, checking applicants in and directing them where to go. The jurors were walking around getting a bottle of water or a cup of coffee, catching up with one another. The competitors were arriving […]

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High Notes March 2011

Hye-Jin Kim on the CAG Winners Series and WQXR Violinist Hye-Jin Kim, a winner of the 2009 CAG Competition, will be appearing on the CAG Winners Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on March 8th. Her program features works by Schumann, Janacek, Sibelius and Stravinsky. Click here to purchase tickets! In February, Hye-Jin […]

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Richard Weinert introduces the 2011 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition

Spring is not the only thing that begins in March. It is also the deadline for applications for the 2011 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, which marks the beginning of another annual rite in our year. The competition is open to soloists, ensembles and singers from around the world. We usually attract around 350 applicants. They […]

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High Notes February 2011

Linden String Quartet Showcases at CMA The Linden String Quartet, 2010 Competition Winner, was featured in a showcase at this year’s CMA Conference in New York. The Linden was one of a select group of ensembles invited to perform, and its program included excerpts from Bartók’s String Quartet No. 3, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 […]

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Soprano Sarah Wolfson on American composers

I’ve been living in the land of American music since September, thanks to four lunchtime concerts at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, as well as three newly commissioned song cycles I’m premiering. Barber, Copland, Ives, Moravec, Gill, and Heggie have been swimming in and out of my mind on a regular basis. As a young American […]

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High Notes January 2011

Ching-Yun Hu on the CAG Winners Series Pianist Ching-Yun Hu, a 2009 CAG Competition Winner, appears on the CAG Winners Series on January 25th at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her program features the New York premiere of Carl Vine’s Sonata No. 3 (2007) as well as works by Beethoven, Ravel and Chopin. Ching-Yun’s […]

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Phyllis Chen – New CD and residency at Barbès

Phyllis Chen composer/performernew cd – the looking glass rewondered – barbès residency Mesmers CD released! Phyllis Chen’s second CD, Mesmers, is a compilation of miniature works composed by Ms. Chen for miniature pianos, various music boxes, live electronics and bowls. All composed over the last couple of years, many of these works are inspired by […]

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Ching-Yun on the Holidays

It’s that time of the year again. For me, the holiday season means to literally schedule time off and fly back to Philadelphia from wherever I am to be with my family. Oh, Philadelphia, the very first city I would claim as my second home when I left Taiwan as a 14 year-old girl, full of dreams […]

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Daria Rabotkina Contemplates Sound & Style

This is blog number two, and I am already deeply anxious about its content. I often get puzzled by contemporary piano playing. I find it either carries the stamp of a standard callused on by the competitions, or it contains little individuality due to the influence of a strictly intellectual approach. Lately (and always) I […]

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High Notes December 2010

Paquito D’Rivera on Tour with the Brasil Guitar Duo Paquito D’Rivera, clarinetist and CAG Board Member, will be touring in the 2011-12 season with our very own Brasil Guitar Duo. This special project, Cuba Meets Brazil: Latin American Synergy, promises to be an energetic and engaging tour. They have a date in October at the […]

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