Contact: Sharon Niederman
March 22, 2012
TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC NAMES SUMMER 2012 STUDENT PARTICIPANTS:
EMINENT SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC SCHOOL CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Kathleen Anderson Knox, Executive Director of the Taos School of Music, announced today the names of the nineteen students selected through a highly competitive national audition process to participate in the 2012 summer season.
“We couldn’t be more pleased and excited about welcoming this special group of fine young chamber musicians to refine their performance skills at Taos Ski Valley this summer,” said Anderson Knox. “We’ve got a significant nation-wide representation, from the New England Conservatory, as well as graduates of Julliard, Curtis Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, San Franscisco Music Conservatory, and University of Michigan School of Music.”
Taos School of Music, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious summer music programs, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special concert series, Opus 50. As is customary, this group, ranging in age from 18 to 27, includes two pianists, five cellists, four violists, and eight violinists. They will receive instruction from some of the world’s leading chamber musicians, including Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet.
For information on Opus 50 as well as Young Artist concerts to be performed at the Hotel St. Bernard in Taos Ski Valley and at Taos Community Auditorium during June-August, please go to http://taosschoolofmusic.com/.