The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival ensemble is comprised of artists invited by Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann to come to Orcas Island and perform. Each summer Festival and special concert brings a 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 complemented by the seasonal ensemble of classical “greats” ~ musical peers and emerging artists. Without exception, guest artists express their enthusiasm for this summer Festival, its 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:
Wilmer Fawcett, bass
Martin Friedmann, violin
Toby Saks, cello
Laila Storch, oboe