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Eugene Drucker, violin

The first concert of my first Music from Marlboro tour took place in Franklin, MA in early 1975. I was 22 years old. The wonderful clarinetist Frank Cohen and I were housed together with a nice banker and his wife. After driving up from NYC and meeting our host and hostess, we went to the…

Lydia Artymiw, piano

Even though many years have passed since my participation in several MFM tours, my memories from those tours have remained fresh and vibrant. What a thrill it was to collaborate with Marlboro legends Pina Carmirelli, Felix Galimir, Isidore Cohen, and Philipp Naegele! The impact of their artistry and immense experience has lasted throughout my own…

Stephanie Brown, piano

I have so many fond memories of the wonderful Music from Marlboro tours I was fortunate enough to have participated in. It was such a privilege as a young person to tour with such amazing musicians and gain the invaluable experience of playing the great works of chamber music night after night. It was not…

James Dunham, viola

Congratulations to one and all for the ever-increasing success of the Musicians from Marlboro series! Over the years, the range and depth of the many participating musicians and the repertoire they have explored is astonishing. The profound effect this has had upon musical life in the U.S. – and indeed, the world – is wonderful…

David Jolley, horn

It all seems like it was yesterday. I can’t believe it. Yet, when I actually start to summon up this memory and that, though, I realize how far back it all stretches—and I start to smile. In my dozen or so tours with Musicians from Marlboro, I learned so much from all my friends, my…

Kim Kashkashian, viola

Marlboro artistry and immense experience has lasted throughout my own musical life. We young musicians, some of whom have become lifelong friends and chamber music partners, also gained invaluable experience in how to deal with traveling and then performing nearly every day at important venues. Traveling alone can be lonely and stressful, but traveling with…

Peter Wiley, cello

 “It’s most important for the young players to gain that experience of performing a program more than once. It really makes a difference, and it’s something that you rarely get to do until you become a real professional. It gives these kids a chance to play it seven or eight times – over a ten-day,…

Pamela Frank, violin

I actually credit those Marlboro tours with me being able to do what I’m doing now, because I traveled everywhere on those tours…It was just unbelievable to go to see so many places with all your friends to play that great music every night. How much better does it get, that that can be your…

Hirono Oka, violin

Participating in The Marlboro Music Festival was my long time dream and I was so excited and honored to take part in the tours during the 1985-86, 86-87, 87-88 and 89-90 seasons as well as the 35th and 40th anniversary concerts. Of course every tour was special and rewarding, but I must say that my…

Scott St. John, violin

I feel very fortunate to have been involved in over twenty Marlboro tours over the past 25 years. They were all unique, inspiring experiences! My first Marlboro trip was an unofficial tour, right after my first summer at Marlboro in 1987. We traveled to play in the south of France near Alexander Schneider’s house, and…

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