Mimir Chamber Music Festival announces Emerging ArtistsJune 12th 2019
Festival celebrates 22nd season, runs July 1-12, 2019
FORT WORTH, Texas – Mimir Chamber Music Festival is excited to announce participants of its Emerging Artists residency – Raritan Trio, Solana Quartet and Zeitgeist Quartet. The artists represent an international array of up-and-coming young professional chamber ensembles early in their professional chamber music career who have been chosen through highly competitive international auditions.
Mimir’s Emerging Artists residency program consists of one-on-one Master Class coaching from Mimir’s professional musician faculty and two concerts. Master Classes are July 5, 6 and 8 at 10:30 a.m. at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall and open to the public. Emerging Artists concerts are July 6 and July 11 at 7:30 p.m., also at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall.
This year’s Emerging Artists:
Raritan Trio brings together three young musicians of exceptional talent, passion and experience. Formed in January 2019 at Mason Gross School of the Arts-Rutgers University, New Jersey, the trio consists of Alexander Bui (piano), Yu Ouyang (violin), and Jiun-Ru Wang (cello). Raritan Trio has won the Rutgers Chamber Music Competition and invited to participate in Carnegie Hall’s Audience Engagement Intensive program. They have performed in various venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Solana Quartet was formed in 2018 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, uniting four passionate musicians with a common love for chamber music and collaboration — Maynie Bradley (violin), Anna Luebke (violin), Rachel Riese (viola), and Hannah Kasun (cello) — all are current students of the chamber music program at the Mead Witter School of Music, coached regularly by Parry Karp of the Pro Arte Quartet.
The Zeitgeist Quartet was founded in March 2019. The quartet is comprised of Helen Shen (violin) and Jackie Wong (violin), Kiara Kim (viola) and Daniel Ng (cello), all of whom are currently studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM). They are members of the MCM Symphony Orchestra and have played a wide range of orchestral repertoire. Helen and Kiara have participated in the MIMIR Chamber Festival in Australia since 2017.
About Mimir Chamber Music Festival
Since its launch in 1998, Mimir Chamber Music Festival has enjoyed a growing audience of fans from throughout the Southwest and has become one of the most celebrated annual music events in the region. Mimir has presented over 100 exceptional concerts by its renowned Mimir Artists and has mentored some 250 talented young Emerging Artists. The Festival features outstanding musicians from the world’s leading orchestras, music schools and concert halls. This season, five Mimir Artists concerts and two Emerging Artists concerts will be presented. Mimir Emerging Artists’ ensemble residency features performances by three pre-formed groups, early in their professional chamber music careers, who have been chosen through highly competitive international auditions. All performances are at TCU’s PepsiCo Recital Hall; the Sunday matinee performance is at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion. The addition of a week-long festival in Australia beginning in 2013, further enhances Mimir’s international reputation as a leading venue for chamber music performance and instruction.