This year’s annual Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund Gala will be held in-person (limited seating) at PianoForte Chicago and by livestream internationally on The Violin Channel.

Everyone will receive complimentary access to enjoy this year’s Gala performances!

Since 2015, the North Shore Chamber Music Festival has been thrilled to award scholarships to over 40 talented young artists from around the world, all thanks to the generosity of many wonderful individual supporters and sponsors.

The AFSF was created by the North Shore Chamber Music Festival to celebrate and perpetuate the legacy and spirit of Arkady Fomin, the renowned violinist, beloved teacher and conductor whose inspiration and guidance touched the lives of hundreds of artists including many of today’s top performers. To learn more about our young artists, please visit

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Help us continue this important work by donating to the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund and make it possible for us to continue providing scholarships to deserving young artists in these foramative years of their careers:



Katherine Audas, cello
Julian Rhee, violin
Janice Carissa, piano

Scholarships for Julian Rhee and Katherine Audas were provided by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Sabina Sewillo, Vice President and Accurate Private Care, Inc.

Julian Rhee

Katherine Audas

Janice Carissa

Elizabeth (Lizzi) Volpert

This year, we also present an 2021 AFSF Opportunity Award to visual young artist Elizabeth (Lizzi) Volpert, age 12, thanks to Lifeway Foods.

Thank you!

This concert has been made possible, in part, through the generousity of individual donors around the world to the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund.

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