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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…

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…

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…

Sir András Schiff, piano

The tours were put together to show Marlboro to the world, but also to get us more opportunities to perform. Many of these young musicians who participate, they do not have major concert platform experience, so it’s very good for them. It’s, again, not for financial gains, although that is considerable for young people, and…

Steven Tenenbom, viola

Musicians from Marlboro taught me not only the basics of touring, it showed me how to bring the highest musical values to an audience that is being increasingly deprived of the deeply thoughtful and expressive music making which is the hallmark of the Marlboro Festival.

Theresa Tunnicliff, clarinet

I participated in six tours during the 80s and 90s. My first touring experience was with the late great Siegfried Palm. We performed the Hindemith Octet and recorded it for the Marlboro Recording Society. He called me “Tessie” because he thought that was my name, and soon Ida Levin had everybody calling me “Tessie” that…

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