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69th Annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
You are cordially invited to attend the 69th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, in which young musicians from schools and conservatories across the nation and abroad bring their remarkable talents before a distinguished panel of judges.
Finalists will compete for $15,000 in prizes.
Prizewinners will be presented in concert on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.
The Competition is open to all, free of charge. (Note that this event is on a Saturday.)
[see the winners] – [download the list of finalists]
Since 1947, the Competition has helped launch the careers of such prizewinners as Glenn Dicterow; Grant Gershon; Jeffrey Kahane; Anne-Marie McDermott; Paula Robison; Nathaniel Rosen; Morton Subotnick; the Ahn and Janaki trios; eighth blackbird; and the Calder, Colorado, Pacifica, Tokyo and Vega quartets.
Past judges have included some of the finest musicians of their time: Jascha Heifetz; Natalie Limonick; Mehli Mehta; Gregor Piatigorsky, Artur Rubinstein; Eudice Shapiro; Arnold Steinhardt; Henri Temianka; the Beaux Arts Trio; and the Amadeus, Budapest, Opus One and Smetana quartets.
From its origins encouraging local students in junior, intermediate and senior divisions, the Competition has evolved to earn and confer international prestige.