Dear Friends,

Welcome to the North Shore Chamber Music Festival – the music makers!

With great excitement, joy and anticipation we invite you to our eighth season! For seven consecutive years we have presented on Chicago’s North Shore some of the greatest names in classical music, as well as the bright young talents united in the most extraordinary and exhilarating performances. Our concerts constantly receive rave reviews from press and audiences alike – seeing full houses night after night is most gratifying and heartwarming!

Following the great success of the 2017 edition, this season, on June 13, 15 and 16, 2018, at the historical Village Presbyterian Church in Northbrook, IL, you will see the return of our old friends – star pianist William Wolfram, incomparable cellists Mark Kosower and Chicago’s own Ani Aznavoorian, virtuoso violist Masumi Per Rostad and one of our founding musicians violinist Lisa Shihoten.  We are thrilled to welcome back by popular demand the wonderful Ariel Quartet and Festival’s favorite clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg.

The Festival is proud to continue our educational initiative – Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund. Designed to support the bright new talents, this year the AFSF will award a scholarship to a wonderful young cellist from Russia Ekaterina Ivanova-Martynova. Recipients of our scholarships from the US, Germany, Russia and South Korea, are proving their talents on national and international stage, winning important international competitions and appearing in recitals and orchestras around the world.

From the extraordinary blockbusters of Brahms, Shostakovich, and Chopin to the American premiere of “Musica Serena” by Latvian Composer Pēteris Vasks; from incredible discoveries by Nino Rota and Francis Poulenc, to the heartbreakingly beautiful “Crisantemi” by Giacomo Puccini  – there is something for everyone! Not to be missed is our final concert, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi Gala. Come and experience the astounding virtuosity of our artists – a dream team is assembled for the performance of Tchaikovsky’s fiery String Serenade!

To find out more details about the Festival, artists, events, purchase tickets, or make a tax deductible contribution please continue exploring our website, or contact us via email or by phone 847 370 3984.

We look forward to welcoming you in June to the
North Shore Chamber Music Festival – the music makers!

Yours truly,

Vadim Gluzman
Artistic Director

Angela Yoffe
Executive Director