Philip Lewis,
Artistic Director


CMI Artist of the Season
Chamber Music International Honors Bion Tsang as "Artist of the Season". CMI selects Artist of the Season based upon extraordinary artistry over several seasons of performances with CMI, performances of chamber music as a major part of their careers, and friendship as well as support for the mission of CMI.


CMI Youth Ambassadors Program
CMI Announces NEW Youth Ambassadors Program! The CMI Youth Ambassadors Program is an exclusive program for dedicated high school musicians whose passion for classical music encourages them to connect with the highest standards of performance in the local and global classical music communities.


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Season 31 Overview

Concert 1Sunday, September 18, 2016Moody Performance Hall
Concert 2Saturday, October 29, 2016St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 3Friday, December 2, 2016Moody Performance Hall
Concert 4Saturday, February 18, 2017St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 5Friday, March 17, 2017Moody Performance Hall
Concert 6Saturday, April 22, 2017St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Concert 7Friday, May 12, 2017St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 13, 2017Moody Performance Hall



Complete 2016-17 Season

Concert 1

A Duo, a Trio, and a Quintet take CMI on a wonderful journey through Austria, Russia and Belgium with the artistry of 5 Spectacular Superstars.
Program:Duo for Violin and Viola in G Major....Wolfgang A. Mozart
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32....Anton Arensky
Piano Quintet in F Minor....César Franck


Performances:Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 2:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Stephanie Jeong - Violin
Cho-Liang Lin - Violin
Che-Yen Chen - Viola
Clive Greensmith - Cello
Qian Wu - Piano



Concert 2

A beautiful ultra-romantic Sonata, an edgy Hungarian Duo, and a beloved Piano Trio plus some stunning violin virtuosity will create an evening you will never forget!
Program:Duo for Violin and Cello....Zoltán Kodály
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano....César Franck
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49....Felix Mendelssohn


Performances:Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Andrés Cárdenes - Violin
Bion Tsang - Cello
Chih-Yi Chen - Piano



Concert 3

The Tour de Force Duo of violinist Augustin Hadelich and pianist Joyce Yang was the #1 concert pick from the Top Ten (2014) of Scott Cantrell and the Dallas Morning News!
Program:Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3....Ludwig Van Beethoven
Berlin Music for Violin and Piano (2010)....Brett Dean
Sonata in A Major, K. 305....Wolfgang A. Mozart
Divertimento after ͞The Fairy’s Kiss͟ (homage to Tchaikovsky)....Igor Stravinsky
Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34....Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky


Performances:Friday, December 2, 2016 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Augustin Hadelich - Violin
Joyce Yang - Piano



Concert 4

International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medalist Jinjoo Cho performing Romantic works of Schubert and Schumann with a fun side trip to England.
Program:Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, ͞Duo͟, D. 574....Franz Schubert
Suite Op. 6 for Violin and Piano....Benjamin Britten
Piano Quartet in E♭ Major, Op. 47....Robert Schumann


Performances:Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Jinjoo Cho - Violin
Susan Dubois - Viola
Ko Iwasaki - Cello
Hyun Soo Kim - Piano



Concert 5

Thrill to the virtuosic beauty of Martinů and the ever-popular German Romanticism that includes the most popular Piano Quintet of all time.
Program:Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola....Bohuslav Martinů
Sonata #1 in G Major, Op. 78....Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in E♭, Op. 44....Robert Schumann


Performances:Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Clare Adkins Cason - Violin
Martin Beaver - Violin
Phillip Ying - Viola
Anthony Elliott - Cello
Jon Nakamatsu - Piano



Concert 6

CMI is proud to present the award-winning Zorá String Quartet in their Southwestern debut performance.
Program:String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13....Felix Mendelssohn
Whims for String Quartet....Atar Arad
Viola Quintet No. 2 in E♭ Major, Op. 97....Antonín L. Dvořák 


Performances:Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Artists: Atar Arad - Viola
The Zorá String Quartet - Various



Concert 7

Chamber Music International presents the Naumburg Piano Trio and Friends in an
exquisite dance through Hungary, Germany, and Russia.
Program:Serenade in C Major, Op. 10 for Violin, Viola, and Cello....Ernő Dohnányi
Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8....Johannes Brahms
Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57....Dmitri Shostakovich


Performances:Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:30PM
St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30PM
Moody Performance Hall

Artists: Ayano Ninomiya - Violin
Paul Rosenthal - Violin
Paul Coletti - Viola
Clancy Newman - Cello
Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano





Imagine
the world's most acclaimed musicians brought together for a single performance - not in London, New York, or Prague, but here in North Texas. Our Season 31 presents 31 superstars of classical music in eight unique concert programs - just for you.

Discover
brilliant young prizewinners from across the globe, performing with celebrated virtuosi. Our "ensemble for an evening" format gives performances a remarkable electricity and freshness.

Experience
the intimacy of our concerts. Watch the dynamic interplay among the artists, hear their breath quicken, as they paint a canvas of sound that fills the hall or hushes it to the quietness of a falling leaf.

Enjoy
the world's most beloved classical music, performed by its most admired masters. Chamber Music International's Season 31 presents a once-in-a-lifetime experience with timeless music.

 

Featured Artist

Alexandre Moutouzkine - Piano
The Dallas Morning News said Russian-American pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine, “played Brahms’ Op. 117 Intermezzi more beautifully, more movingly, than I’ve ever heard them. At once sad, tender and noble, this was playing of heart-stopping intimacy and elegance.” Mr. Moutouzkine has toured throughout Germany, France, Spain, Russia, Italy, and North and South America, as well as in China and Japan. In recent seasons, he has appeared as soloist with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, the Radio Television Orchestra of Spain, Cleveland Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic, Valencia Philharmonic, the Gran Canaria and Tenerife symphonies in the Canary Islands, the National Symphonic Orchestra of Panama,...more

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