Dear Friends,

NSCMF is pleased to announce the winter / spring season of onstage/offstage, the imaginative new series presented at the beautiful PianoForte Studios in Downtown Chicago, in person and in live-streaming.

Experience performances by extraordinary artists as well as young up and coming musicians, bringing to life most popular works and the new discoveries.

On February 20th please join us for the glamorous 2021 Stars of Tomorrow! Gala Concert, benefiting the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund. Rising stars pianist Janice Carissa, cellist Katherine Audas and violinist Julian Rhee in an electrifying performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio and selection of virtuoso showpieces. An inspiring and heartwarming evening – the future begins today!

Spring will bring one of the most exciting performances of our season – on April 10
star violinists Paul Huang, winner of both Avery Fisher Grant and Lincoln Center Award, and Danbi Um, NSCMF’s former young artist and a winner of Menuhin Competition, a musician of “mesmerizing grace” will present “Colors of Virtuosity” – a duo violin recital featuring blockbusters by Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Sarasate and more. An evening not to be missed!

In our continuing effort to educate, inspire and support the next generation of young musicians we will present two online masterclasses led by most important musicians of our time and dear friends of many years.

Cellist Johannes Moser, one of the greatest musicians to grace the world’s stages today, will share his knowledge and experience with the young generation, guide them through the wealth of cello repertoire, discuss the life of a touring artist and present an impromptu performance from his home in Vienna!

Dr. Professor Friedemann Eichhorn, a violinist of highest caliber, Director of the esteemed Kronberg Academy and a Professor of the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar is one of today’s most regarded pedagogues. We are fortunate to have him work with recipients of the Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund!

Both masterclasses will be streamed here on our website as well as on The Violin Channel –

We are looking forward to sharing so much wonderful music with you, both in person and online!

Yours truly,

Vadim Gluzman
Artistic Director

Angela Yoffe
Executive Director