30th Season
August 8th - 20th, 2022


Thursday, August 11th, 2022
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Saturday, August 13th, 2022
at 7:30 pm

String Quartet, Duo and Quintet -
Fanny Mendelssohn, Jean Sibelius and Beethoven

Chandler Center for the Arts

Sunday August 14th, 2022
at 4:00 pm

An Encore Performance
String Quartet, Duo and Quintet -
Fanny Mendelssohn, Jean Sibelius and Beethoven

Afternoon concert in Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church
Presented by the Pentangle Council on the Arts as part of their summer series.
Admission at the door: Donation

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
at 7:00 pm

A Special Event
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet!

This new addition to the festival offerings was such a hit last year we are adding another interesting and thouroughly enjoyable ensemble.
Program will be available soon.
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission at the door: $20.00

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
at 7:00 pm

Open Rehearsal
Chandler Center for the Arts
Admission: Free

Friday, August 19th, 2022
at 7:00 pm

Friday Night in the Gallery
Friday Night in the Gallery this year will be a Master-class with students from the Vermont Youth Orchestra coached by festival artists.
Chandler Center for the Arts
Downstairs Gallery
Admission: Free, goodwill offering at the door

Saturday, August 20th, 2022
at 7:30 pm

Strings and Piano -
Gabriel Fauré, Witold Lutoslawski, César Franck

Chandler Center for the Arts





The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival announces the release of its first highlight CD: Festival Harvest

"The Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival has come a long way since it was founded in 1993 by Peter Sanders, a New York cellist who grew up spending his summers in the Randolph area. An indication of just how far is its excellent New CD, "Festival Harvest," a compilation of live performances of works by Mendelssohn, Schönberg and Frank Bridge at the Chandler Center for the Arts in 2000 and 2004.

When I first heard the album, I had recently heard an excellent performance of Mendelssohn's A Major String Quintet at Vermont's justly revered Marlboro Music Festival. The same work opens this CD, and I actually preferred the Randolph performance. That's big praise."

Read the review from the December 2, 2005 issue of Vermont's Times Argus


Artists of the 30th season:

Arturo Delmoni, violin
Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin
Joanna Maurer, violin
Michael Roth, violin & viola
Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola
Erica Gailing, viola
Peter Sanders, cello
Mika Sasaki, piano
Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet


Repertoire and Artists from 1993 to present



Arturo Delmoni, violin, is one of the most celebrated artists of his generation. His remarkably distinctive playing embodies the romantic warmth that is the special province of the great virtuosi of the golden age of violin playing. Yo-Yo Ma describes Delmoni as "an enormously gifted musician and an impeccable violinist. His playing style is unique, and his gorgeous sound is reminiscent of that of great violinists from a bygone era." Glenn Dicterow, concertmaster of the NY Philharmonic, says, "Delmoni's playing always goes right to the heart, and his charisma is irresistible." Delmoni's stylish, elegant interpretations of classical masterpieces have earned him critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote "It's hard to imagine how the violin could be much better played than Delmoni did - he plays with astonishing speed, lightness, fluency and sweetness of tone." Alan Heatherington of the American Record Guide wrote "The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." Delmoni made his debut at Carnegie Hall at age 14 playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Little Orchestra Society under Thomas Scherman. Since then he has been a soloist with the St. Louis, Dallas, Spokane, Jupiter, El Paso, Glendale and Tucson Symphony Orchestras; the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston; the California Chamber Symphony; the New York City Ballet Orchestra; the Rhode Island, Brooklyn, Boston, Omaha and Kansas City Philharmonics; and the Boston Pops. He has appeared as a recitalist throughout the United States and in Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Hong Kong. As a chamber musician, Delmoni has performed with illustrious colleagues such as Pinchas Zukerman, Elmar Oliveira, Emanuel Ax, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura Parker, Jeffrey Kahane and Dudley Moore. Songs My Mother Taught Me, Delmoni's recording of romantic miniatures, received extraordinary reviews from prominent critics. Audiophiles and audio critics generally regard his recording of unaccompanied violin music of Ysaÿe, Kreisler and Bach as a reference for the sound of a solo violin. Delmoni's duo recital recording with cellist Nathaniel Rosen, entitled "Music for a Glass Bead Game" was nominated for an AFIM Indie Award, received a Golden Ear award, and was on Fanfare's "Best of the Year" list. Arturo Delmoni plays a JB Guadagnini, 1780, and a viola from the same period.

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Praised for his "enormous soul and a big, vibrant sound," (The Reading Eagle), violinist Ari Isaacman-Beck, the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, is a captivating and multi-faceted artist whose solo and chamber music performances have taken him all over the world, to venues such as Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, Zürich's Tönhalle, and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. An award-winning violinist, he was the 2016 winner of the Lili Boulanger International Competition, won second prize in 2006 at the Sion-Valais International Violin Competition, and received the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work, Thomas McKinley's Dialogues, at the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. For eight years, he performed in North America, Europe, and China as the violinist of Trio Cleonice, an award-winning piano trio described by the Boston Globe as "abundantly sincere and absorbing."
A committed educator, Isaacman-Beck is on the faculty of West Chester University of Pennsylvania's Wells School of Music, where the Dali Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence. He was previously on the faculty of the Sunderman Conservatory of Gettysburg College from 2017-2020 alternately as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin and Interim Director of Orchestras; he also recently completed a teaching and performing residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in September, 2019. He has previously served on the faculties of the Kinhaven Music School, Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, New England Conservatory's Preparatory Division, Rivers Conservatory, and Junior Greenwood Music Camp. Additionally, he has presented masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Bucknell University, the University of Hawaii, and Husson College. He received degrees from the Cleveland Institute, Juilliard, Mannes, and New England Conservatory; his teachers have included Donald Weilerstein, Ronald Copes, Mark Steinberg, Laurie Smukler, David Updegraff, and Mary West.

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Joanna Maurer, violin, Born and raised in Colorado, Joanna Maurer has performed as orchestral soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, as well as in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. After initial studies with her parents, she received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Robert Mann. She has won first prizes in a number of competitions, including the Aspen Music Festival's E. Nakamichi Violin Competition, the Denver Young Artist Orchestra Competition, the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, and the National MTNA Selmer Competition. Now a resident of New York City, Ms. Maurer is the violinist of the American Chamber Players, a highly acclaimed group of six, performing extensively around the country. She has been hailed by the Washington Post as an "incisive, sweet-toned" violinist with "flawless phrasing," leading "extraordinary... stunning...(and) ...utterly committed" performances with the American Chamber Players. Ms. Maurer has been featured with the American Chamber Players countless times on National Public Radio's Performance Today and on local radio stations throughout the United States. Ms. Maurer is an associate member of the 1st violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and has performed as concertmaster with the Metamorphosen and Prometheus Chamber Orchestras, and Riverside Symphony. A versatile artist with a broad repertoire, Ms. Maurer can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and has collaborated with various artists such as Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Merchant, Carrie Underwood, David Byrne, Laurie Berkner, and fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor in, among other projects, performances of his Double Violin Concerto. Ms. Maurer lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband, Demian Austin (principal trombonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and her two children, Taylor and Cora.

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Michael Roth, violin & viola, is a native of Scarsdale, NY and received his early musical training with Frances Magnes at the Hoff-Barthelson Music School. He attended Oberlin College and Conservatory, continuing his studies with Marilyn McDonald. At Oberlin, he won the Kaufman Prize for violin and First Prize in the Ohio String Teacher's Association Competition. He completed his Master of Music degree at the University of Massachusetts where he worked with the distinguished American violinist and pedagogue Charles Treger and was a recipient of the Julian Olevsky Award. Mr. Roth is currently associate concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and has appeared in chamber music and as a soloist with the company, most recently in the debut of "Slice Too Sharp", a ballet of Biber and Vivaldi violin concerti, and "After the Rain", violin music of Arvo Part. In addition he is a member of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Principal 2nd violin of the Westchester Philharmonic, the American Composers Orchestra and the New York Pops. He was concertmaster of the Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestra for many years and often appeared as soloist there, as well as at the Caramoor and Bard Music Festivals. He has played and toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Soloists. As a chamber musician, Mr. Roth has collaborated on violin and viola with artists such as Eugene Drucker, Menahem Pressler, James Buswell, Steven Doane, Hamao Fujiwara and members of the Brentano, Manhattan and Ying Quartets, and recently presented a recital of contemporary Cuban solo violin and chamber music in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the American Composers Orchestra. With Orpheus, the Eos Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, The New York Pops and the American Composers Orchestra and others, Mr. Roth has recorded for the Sony, Angel, Telarc, Decca, BMG, Point Music, ESSA.Y. and Arbors Music labels.

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Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss, viola - Praised for her virtuosity and versatility, violist Katarzyna Bryla was born into a family of musicians and has gone on to earn more than two dozen prizes and awards in the United States, France and her native Poland. Bryla regularly works with orchestras, in chamber groups, and as a soloist in a flourishing career that has already taken her across three continents. Katarzyna is currently a member of New York City Ballet and Orchestra of St. Luke's, and regularly appears with the New York City Opera. She was a soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra in their tour of China in 2010, and was soloist for the noted Maazel/Vilar Conducting Competition in 2001. Katarzyna Bryla has performed in numerous renowned music festivals including Music at Tahoe, the Napa Valley Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the Cactus Pear Music Festival in San Antonio, TX, Bach Dancing and Dynamite in Madison, WI, the Singapore Sun Music Festival, the Las Palmas Music Festival in Grand Canary Island, Spain. Her teachers include Christian Tetzlaff, Bartosz Bryla, David Cerutti, Jadwiga Kaliszewska, Hongang Li and Herbert Greenberg.

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Erica Gailing, viola, a native New Yorker, began her musical studies on the violin at the age of five. Erica received a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance as a Macaulay Honors scholar from Queens College under the direction of Daniel Phillips, and later graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance under the tutelage of Toby Appel and Cynthia Phelps. Throughout her dynamic career as a violinist and violist, she has collaborated with renowned musicians across genres including Robert Demaine, Karen Dreyfus, Gilles Vonsattel, as well as artists Andrea Bocelli, Jon Batiste, Cory Henry, and Kygo. These performances have brought her to David Geffen Hall, David Koch Theater, Carnegie Hall, the Javits Center, Madison Square Garden, as well as venues throughout Canada, Italy, the Czech Republic and China. Currently, Erica performs regularly with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the Highline String Ensemble. Recently, she has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony as well as the New York Philharmonic. During her summers, Erica has performed at several music festivals including the Spoleto Festival USA, Sarasota Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. Her work is featured on Victor Gould's latest jazz album, In Our Time, as well as the 2020 release of Thomas Ades' In Seven Days with Myrios Classics.

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Peter Sanders, cello, is a native New Yorker and a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Sanders has been a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra since 1999 (for which he has served as Acting Principal), performs with the Riverside Symphony, the Stamford Symphony and has performed and recorded as a guest artist with the Perspectives Ensemble. He has toured Southeast Asia twice with the New York Symphonic Ensemble and as concerto soloist with the group performed in concerts in Taipei and Singapore. He is Artistic Director of the Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, which had its inaugural season in 1993. Mr. Sanders was a winner of the 1998 Artists International award as a member of the Hollaender Ensemble and is currently a member of the Ariadne Trio. He has participated in many summer festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Crested Butte Chamber Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival (faculty position), CVCMF, Lancaster Festival, Ohio (where he was principal cello from 1992-98), Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Sherman Chamber Ensemble, the Park City & SLC Autumn Classics Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival. As a studio musician Mr. Sanders has recorded for a variety of popular artists including Pat Metheny, Jewel, Kathie Lee Gifford, Andy Bey and Carlinhos Brown. He can be heard on the Delos, Muse, Bridge, RCA Victor-Red Seal, New World, On the Lamb and KOCH International Classics labels. Radio and television broadcasts include WQXR, APM's "Performance Today", PBS and Vermont Public Radio.

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Pianist Mika Sasaki is an imaginative and versatile soloist, chamber musician, and educator whose performances and teaching have taken her to the U.K., Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and throughout the U.S. Her debut album, Obsidian: Mika Sasaki plays Clara Schumann, released on Yarlung Records in 2016, was highly acclaimed by the Online Merker as "illuminat[ing] the artistic inspiration and creative exchange between three Romantic souls," Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. Her performances have been broadcasted live on WQXR, WFMT, KQAC, and on Radio Sweden, and she has appeared as concerto soloist with the Sinfonia of Cambridge (U.K.), New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 92Y Orchestra, and more recently, with the InterSchool Symphony Orchestra of New York, performing Amy Beach's Piano Concerto in February 2019.
Festival appearances include Music@Menlo, Tanglewood, Chigiana, pianoSonoma, Taos, Yellow Barn, Aspen, Focus!, Icicle Creek, Rushmore, Mannes Beethoven Institute, Caramoor, Shandelee, Weekend of Chamber Music, Omaha Conservatory SoundWaves, WCYO Charles Ives Music Festival, and Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the pianist of Ensemble Mélange and frequently concertizes with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston, the Manhattan Chamber Players, Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect, and with her duo partners. She is an alumna of the Peabody Conservatory (B.M., M.M.), The Juilliard School (D.M.A.), and Ensemble Connect - a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the Weill Institute, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. Upon completing her doctorate at Juilliard, Dr. Sasaki was a two-year recipient of the Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship as a graduate who demonstrated outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement.
Based in New York City, Dr. Sasaki is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, where she is the Supervisor of Secondary Piano and teaches Piano Topics and keyboard skills for pianists in the College Division as well as piano, chamber music, and keyboard skills courses in the Extension Division. When not at the piano, she can be found tending to her houseplants, hiking, or chasing after her cat.

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Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is a virtuoso quartet that elegantly brings the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music.
The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the most compelling tango ensembles today, moving forward from the giant footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, and continuing to take this musical genre into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet's fervent and virtuosic musical style takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.
The ensemble is very active and has performed at Lincoln Center, Moab Music Festival, Arizona Music Festival, Richmond Folk Festival, BAM, NJPAC and the DiMenna Center. They have also performed and led workshops at Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland, and have collaborated with the Chesapeake Orchestra, the Washington Heights Camerata, and the UMBC Orchestra.
As bassist, composer and arranger, Pedro Giraudo's biography includes two decades performing with the most important interpreters of tango. Among the many noteworthy events in his career, he recorded bass on Ruben Blades' CD "Tangos," which won both a Grammy and a Latin Grammy. He has also performed with Paquito D'Rivera, Pablo Ziegler, Hector Del Curto, and Luis Bravo's "Forever Tango".
The other members of the quartet are three of the most prominent musicians in the tango world: Nick Danielson (violin) is Assistant Concertmaster of the NYC Ballet Orchestra and enjoys a distinguished career in both the classical and tango worlds; Rodolfo Zanetti (bandoneón) is recognized as one of the most distinguished solo bandoneonists in the United States, performing at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center; Ahmed Alom (piano) has been considered a prodigy since the age of 14, winning numerous international prizes in piano competitions, and now living in New York, where he continues to garner acclaim.

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