VC LIVE | Fischoff Competition Lift Every Voice Prize Concert [WATCH]

Today's virtual concert features music by Jessie Montgomery, Kevin Day, Carlos Simon, and more

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We're coming to you from Notre Dame, Indiana today for the 49th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition's Lift Every Voice Prize Virtual Concert.

In 1973, Joseph Fischoff and the members of the South Bend Chamber Music Society hosted a chamber music competition with six participating ensembles. 49 years later, on average 125 ensembles compete, representing 31 different states and 23 nationalities.

The annual competition's Junior Division is open to those 18 and under as of May 22, 2022, while the Senior Division is open to those 35 or under as of the same date. The senior ensemble's average age must be less than 31 years old. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000.

The Violin Channel recently discussed the competition with its executive director, Kara Kane.

This year, the Fischoff Competition announced the "Lift Every Voice Prize" which aims "to amplify and celebrate outstanding works by historically underrepresented voices within the chamber music world." This inaugural prize will focus on works by Black and/or Hispanic/Latino/a composers. This year's prize jury is comprised of Michael Cameron, Jeff Scott, and Julio Elizalde.

 

FRIDAY MAY 20 | 12:00 PM (ET)
2022 FISCHOFF NATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION | LIFT EVERY VOICE PRIZE VIRTUAL CONCERT
 DEBARTOLO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | NOTRE DAME, INDIANA

 

Elless Quartet (Cleveland Institute of Music)

  • Jessie Montgomery | Strum

Flora Quartet (Arizona State University)

  • Kevin Day | Converging Spectrums

Ivalas Quartet (University of Colorado-Boulder)

  • Carlos Simon | Warmth of Other Suns | I. Rays of Light II. Flight III. Settle

Kodan Quintet (Rice University)

  • Valerie Coleman | Afro-Cuban Concerto | I. Afro II. Vocalise III. Danza

Mixed Media (University of Georgia)

  • Marcelo Zarvos, arr. Mackie | “Memory” from Nepomuk’s Dances

Sequoia Reed Quintet (Eastman School of Music)

  • Astor Piazzolla, arr. Trevor Chu | Street Tango

Uptown Winds (Manhattan School of Music)

  • Valerie Coleman | Red Clay & Mississippi Delta