2013 Festival Highlights

Viktor & Lachezar 3The 2013 Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival was filled with superstar musicians … and two young musicians who are well on their way to superstar status!

Three virtuosos set the stage opening weekend in an extraordinary reunion: renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane, international violin soloist Joseph Swensen and New York Philharmonic Principal Cellist Carter Brey, performing classics by Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. Then came the arrival of two artists that were new to the Festival.  Orcas audiences affectionately referred to them as the “Bulgarian Boys,” even though they’re hardly boys and have been performing internationally for years.  Pianist Viktor Valkov and cellist Lachezar Kostov had adoring fans leaping to their feet.

Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann, viola, and Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker, piano, were excited to welcome a host of superb musicians:  violinists William Preucil, Martin Chalifour, Margaret Batjer, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and Alexandra Preucil; violist Toby Appel; and cellist Eric Kim.
The 16th Season was spectacular!  Thank you to the musicians for their amazing performances, and to our loyal patrons and supporters who make it possible.

Mark your calendars to join us in 2014:  August 8 – 23