Columbus’s (wonderful) Chamber Music Connection

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The Quartet Toujours (L-R: Heeyeon Chung, Eva Kennedy, Ruthie Cordray and Kaho Sugawara) recently performed on NPR's "From The Top".(Photo: Courtesy Photo)
The Quartet Toujours (L-R: Heeyeon Chung, Eva Kennedy, Ruthie Cordray and Kaho Sugawara) recently performed on NPR's "From The Top".(Photo: Courtesy Photo)

I had a great time last night hosting a concert given by the young artists of the Chamber Music Connection at the McConnell Performing Arts Center in Worthington. Violist and educator Debbie Price founded this organization 19 years ago.

Young artists, from primary grades to college, are mentored by professional musicians, and placed in chamber ensembles, the better to learn and listen to each other in performing chamber music.

The Chamber Music Connection has a healthy share of young prize winners and students are regularly featured on From the Top, heard Sundays at 7 pm on Classical 101.

Here’s the Esperance Trio (Rebekah Lee, violin; Nikita Annenkov, cello and Brook Zhang, piano) performing a bit of Beethoven:

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Then there’s the sublime Quartet Toujours (Heeyeon Chung, violin; Kaho Sugawara, violin; Eva Kennedy, viola and Ruthie Cordray, cello) performing music of Claude Debussy:

If you live around Columbus and you love music, grab any chance you have to hear the members of the Chamber Music Connection.

They are the artists (and the audiences) of tomorrow.

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