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CMNW's Protégé Project

Doug FirSince its launch at Chamber Music Northwest in 2010, the Protégé Project has brought to Portland some of the country's most accomplished young classical musicians. Finished with their studies at the highest caliber conservatory and graduate programs, they are now winning awards at major ensemble competitions and building their careers in chamber music.

The Protégé Project has rapidly become an integral part of CMNW, attracting listeners to alternative venues all across Portland with adventurous programming and groundbreaking artistic collaborations. In addition to performing in the popular Club Series, the Protégés are mentored by veteran festival artists and also present a full schedule of free community outreach concerts. These outstanding young professionals represent the future of CMNW's rich tradition of artistic excellence.

2014 Protégé Project Artists
Bella Hristova, violin
Samuel Suggs, double bass/accordion
Timothy Gocklin, oboe
Ashley William Smith, clarinet/bass clarinet
Jean Laurenz, trumpet
George Meyer, violin
Dan Schlosberg, composer/piano/harpsicord
Dona Wiley, dancer
Dover Quartet (Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello)

Past Protégé Project Artists
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Andy Akiho, composer/percussion
Yekwon Sunwoo, piano
Dover Quartet (Joel Link, violin; Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello)

George Meyer, violin
Rex Surany, double bass
Thomas Bergeron, trumpet
Richard Harris, trombone
Gloria Chien, piano
Katerina Kramarchuk, composer/piano
Amphion String Quartet

Aleksey Klyushnik, double bass
Bridget Kibbey, harp
Ilya Poletaev, piano/harpsichord
Amy Yang, piano
Sooyun Kim, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Amphion String Quartet (Katie Hyun, violin; David Southorn, violin; Andy Lin, viola; Mihai Marica, cello)
Wanmu Percussion Trio (Candy Chiu, John Corkill, Ian Rosenbaum)

Rebecca Anderson, violin/viola
Aleksey Klyushnik, double bass
Jasper String Quartet (J Freivogel, violin; Sae Niwa, violin; Sam Quintal, viola; Rachel Henderson Freivogel, cello)
Atria Ensemble (Sunmi Chang, violin; Hyeyeon Park, piano; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet)
Sospiro Winds (Kelli Kathman, flute; James Austin Smith, oboe; Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Alana Vegter, French horn)


Protégé Partners
A circle of supporters who recognize the unique value the Protégé Project brings to Portland audiences of all ages.

Ronni Lacroute, Leadership gift
Carl and Margery Abbott
Carole Alexander
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Jon Dickinson and Marlene Burns
Kathy Keating
Helen and Peter Ramatowski
Karen and Norman Sade
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Zieverink Family Fund of OCF

For more information on this special giving opportunity, contact CMNW at 503-223-3202, or