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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Eleven Young Pianists Shine in Eastern Music Festival Recital (concert review)

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The Eastern Music Festival has a lot to recommend itself: a stellar orchestra made up of professional players from across the United States (the musicians also play in chamber music concerts), a couple hundred students eager to immerse themselves in the five-week intensive education and performance program, and dozens of concerts, all on the bucolic Guilford College campus.

William Wolfram

WILLIAM WOLFRAM was a silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions and a bronze medalist at the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow. Wolfram has appeared with many of the greatest orchestras of the world and has developed a special reputation as the rare concerto soloist who is also equally […]

Santiago Rodriguez

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SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ has been called “a phenomenal pianist” (The New York Times) and “among the finest pianists in the world” (The Baltimore Sun). He has performed internationally with leading orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Weimar Philharmonic, the Yomiuri-Nippon Symphony Orchestra of Japan, the Tampere Philharmonic of Finland, the Berliner Symphoniker, the […]

Marika Bournaki

Named “the Celine Dion of classical” by The Huffington Post, world class Canadian pianist MARIKA BOURNAKI is known for the combination of her effervescent youth and innovative approach to her art. Her evolution into an esteemed performer was documented by Bobbi Jo Hart, from the age of 12 to 20, for the multi award-winning feature-length documentary “I […]