2024 Student Chamber Music Ensembles Announced

2024 Chamber Music Intensive

Artistic Director, Lucinda Carver, and program manager, Gwen Franz, are pleased to announce Centrum’s winners for the 2024 Chamber Music Intensive with resident quartet, The American Quartet. The Chamber Music Intensive will be held at Fort Worden State Park May 26-June 3. Since 1979, Centrum’s Chamber Music Series has brought some of the most talented musicians and their remarkable instruments to Port Townsend, WA.

Established in 2015, the Chamber Music Intensive fosters the highest level of training and coaching for pre-professional chamber musicians in community with leading faculty chamber artists. The Intensive serves outstanding emerging, pre-formed ensembles.

The Dolphins Quartet

Luke Henderson, violin
Isaac Park, violin
James Preucil, viola
Ian Maloney, cello

The Dolphins are a premiere Juilliard string quartet committed to adventure, excellence, and accessibility. Formed in Blue Hill, Maine at the 2022 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, the quartet has since performed nationwide. The Dolphins have frequently featured at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, performing the Juilliard premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s String Quartet No. 4, Villa-Lobos’ String Quartet No. 5, and the world premieres of numerous contemporary works. The Dolphins work closely with living composers, recently performing John Corigliano’s 1995 String Quartet and Daniel Ficarri’s ‘Lessons from the Neighborhood’. In April, the Dolphins will perform John Adams’ string quartet concerto, Absolute Jest, with John Adams and the Juilliard orchestra in David Geffen Hall. In 2023, the Dolphins presented their first collective composition, ‘The Dolphin Miniatures’. This summer, the Dolphins will perform at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Michigan, the St Lawrence Quartet Seminar at Stanford, and Music from Angel Fire in New Mexico. The Dolphins are fortunate to have studied with Joseph Lin, Joel Krosnick, Laurie Smukler, Natasha Brofsky, Molly Carr, Nick Mann, Fred Sherry, Paul Neubauer, John Corigliano, and the Juilliard String Quartet. The Dolphins helped launch the ‘Music for the Future’ educational campaign for Project: Music Heals Us, bringing Juilliard composition curriculums to prisons in California. The Dolphins are proud Juilliard Gluck Community Service Fellows and perform outreach concerts throughout NYC. The Dolphins have served as teaching artists for the CMS Lincoln Center’s Meet the Music series as well as Juilliard’s Young Peoples Concerts series. In 2024, the Dolphins will visit multiple universities and conservatories as guest artists to perform and work with students on quartets and improvisation. Outside of rehearsal, James is a pie connoisseur, Ian climbs rocks, Luke binges Bob Ross ‘The Joy of Painting’ re-runs, and Isaac enjoys video games.

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The Expat Quartet

Gayeon Lee, violin
Nini Giorgadze violin
Jack Rittendale, viola
Tom Readett, cello

The Expat Quartet met while studying at the Manhattan School of Music. They have competed in many competitions throughout the New York City Area. They have studied extensively with the American String Quartet both separately as well as in a group setting. They coach with Laurie Carney of the American String Quartet while at school. They will be playing in Port Townsend Washington at Centrum Chamber Music Intensive as well as Encore Music Festival this summer.

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The American Quartet is sponsored by Gay and Gary Eisenberger.

Participant quartets are sponsored by Sylvia and Don White.

Additional support for Centrum’s chamber music series has been generously provided by
Anne and Dick Schneider, and Leah Mitchell and Nancy McLachlan.

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