The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival ensemble is comprised of artists invited to come to Orcas Island to perform by Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann. Each summer Festival and special concert announces and new and varied roster of guest artists. Performances by our artistic leaders, Ms. Friedmann as Artistic Director and violinist plus the Festival’s Artistic Advisor and pianist Jon Kimura Parker, are complimented by the seasonal ensemble of classical “greats” ~ musical peers and emerging artists. Without exception guest artists express their enthusiasm for this summer Festival, it’s year-round music education and Salon Concert programming. In turn, we are honored to count artists who are chamber music and world class stars as OICMF Alumni.
As a way of acknowledging participation in the creation of Classical Music with a View, the naming of Distinguished Alumni Artists recognizes those who have played a significant role in the history of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. Distinguished Alumni Artists named to date are:
Artistic Advisory List
An Artistic Advisory List has been created which names three individuals who could follow through on planned programming or develop programming for the next immediate Annual Festival and special events if there is an emergency need, or if the Artistic Director requests a leave of absence.
These individuals are three world renowned musicians: Andrés Cárdenes, Jeffrey Kahane and Monique Mead.
Distinguished Alumni Artists
Wilmer Fawcett, bass
Martin Friedmann, violin
Toby Saks, cello
Laila Storch, oboe