Bravo! festival welcomes young artists to Vail Valley |

Bravo! festival welcomes young artists to Vail Valley

Daily Staff Writer

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival welcomes the Rembrandt String Quartet, violinist Jesse Holstein and violist Emily Rome to the festival’s Young Artist Program. In addition to performing free afternoon concerts, these young professionals will gain experience working side by side with masterful musicians in the festival’s Chamber Music Classics Series at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek.The young artist’s free afternoon concerts are interactive, allowing listeners the opportunity to ask questions and gain more insight on classical pieces. Also, the concerts provide a preview of what can be heard during Bravo!’s Chamber Classics series.Formed in 2000 at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Rembrandt Quartet combines four young musicians, whose talent has been recognized by many, including the Pulitzer Prize winning critic Lloyd Schwartz. Schwartz has called them “elegant, accomplished players.” Violinist Gabriel Boyers performs internationally as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. He has performed throughout the world at the Sander Vegh International Chamber Music Academy in Prague. As an active solo and chamber musician, violinist Adda Kridler has been performing extensively since the age of 3. She received Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory.Violist Wendy Richman has been praised for her creative and committed performances of both old and new music. She has performed at such diverse venues as the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., St. Paul’s Chapel and the Miller Theatre and Greenwich House Arts in New York City. She has participated in many summer festivals and has been recognized in various competitions. Cellist Benjamin Schwartz has performed as a chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. He has recently performed in Boston’s Jordan Hall, at New York City’s Tonic and the Stadtinitiative in Vienna and at the Rolston Recital Hall in Banff, Canada.Violinist Jesse Holstein is joining the festival’s Young Artist Program for the first time. Holstein attended Oberlin where he studied with Marilyn McDonald before moving to Boston to continue his studies with James Buswell at the New England Conservatory. He is an active recitalist, orchestra, and chamber musician and currently a member of the Boston Philharmonic, the New Bedford Symphony, and the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra. Returning to Bravo! for her third year, violist Emily Rome performs frequently as a chamber musician and has participated in the “Art of the Ensemble Series” at the Banff Center and Quartetfest in Waterloo, Ontario. She has been principle violist at the New England Conservatory and Greenwood Music Camp. Rome completed her bachelor’s at the New England Conservatory with Kim Kashkashian and just completed her master’s at Indiana University with Atar Arad. Rome was previously a member of the Rembrandt String Quartet.In addition to performing complimentary concerts throughout the Vail Valley, members of the young artists in residence will perform Monday and Monday, Aug. 2, in Introduction to Chamber Music I and II at Brush Creek Pavilion, Eagle Ranch, Eagle and Chamber Classics Aug. 1 and 4 at the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek. For more information on the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival’s programs, visit the Web site at

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