Annual Meeting - June 29, 2014

The Annual Meeting of CMYS will be held Sunday June 29, 2014 in the Yellow Springs Senior Center Great Room at 7:00 PM. 767-5751

Anybody who is interested is invited to attend. CMYS members (those who have subscribed during the 2013-14 fiscal year and/or who have donated $25.00 or more) are allowed to vote.

CMYS ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
    1. Call to Order:
    2. Additions to Agenda:
    3. Minutes from 2013 Annual Meeting:
    4. Treasurer’s Annual Report:
    5. President’s Annual Report:
    6. Nomination and election of trustees*:
    7. Old Business:
    8. New Business and the privilege of the floor:
    9. Adjournment:

*Candidates for re-election (two year term): Robert Brecha, Angela Brintlinger, Chris Chaffee, Carol Cottom, Scott Kellogg (completed 2012-14 term for Marie Hertzler), Charles Taylor (completed 2012-14 term for Millard Mier), Jane Watts, Seymour Wexler (Honorary Board member)

*Candidates for election (two year term): Mary Fahrenbruck, Ron Kerans

 


 

A death in the family ...

The board of Chamber Music in Yellow Springs is shocked and saddened to announce the sudden death on Saturday of Dmitry Volkov, the 26-year-old cellist of The Russian Trio. Volkov and the Trio had just won the 29th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles on April 27th.

Here is an obituary from the Baltimore Sun.

Tribute to Dmitry Volkov from the Baltimore Sun.

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Dmitry Volkov

Dmitry was a charming young man, sweet and enthusiastic, and a wonderful performer. “It is absolutely devastating,” wrote Anna Vayman, one of the competition judges. “I will never forget his amazing musicianship.” The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Here is a link to Volkov performing Robert Schumann's Fantasiestucke (Three fantasy pieces) at the Heifetz Institute of Music, 2010, pianist Dina Vainshtein accompanies him. Other videos of Mr. Volkov performing are available at YouTube.

 


 

The Russian Trio wins the 2014 CMYS Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles

 

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The Russian Trio are Nikita Borisevich, violin, Dmitry Volkov, cello, and pianist Katherine Harris Rick.

The Russian Trio played the first, Allegro movement of the Haydn Trio in C Major, No. 43 (Hob. XV:27), the first (Allegro con brio) movement of the Brahms Trio in B Major, Op. 8, and the Shostakovich Trio in E Minor, Op. 67. Both the Haydn and Shostakovich are available at their website, http://www.therussiantrio.com. All three are pursuing further studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

The Russian Trio’s recent awards include first prize at the 2013 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and the 2012 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition.


First and second place in the 2014 competition.

2014 winners and loser

From left, judge Dr. Joshua Nemith, the first place winners Russian Trio (Dmitry Volkov, cello, pianist Katherine Harris Rick, and Nikita Borisevich, violin), and the Trio Cleonice (Gwen Krosnick, cello, Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin, and Emely Phelps, piano), runners up in the 2014 competition.

First and second place winners in the 2014 competition pose with the judges.

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From left, judges Dr. Joshua Nemith, Dr. Adrian Daly, and Professor Anna Vayman, the first place winners, the Russian Trio, (Dmitry Volkov, cello, pianist Katherine Harris Rick, and Nikita Borisevich, violin) and the Trio Cleonice (Gwen Krosnick, cello, Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin, and Emely Phelps, piano).

Congratulations to the runners up, the Trio Cleonice.

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Competiton chair Chris Chaffee, far right, congratulates the second place competitors, the Trio Cleonice. From left, Gwen Krosnick, cello, Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin, and Emely Phelps, piano.

Congratulations from the judges.

2014 congrats

Pianist Katherine Harris Rick of the Russian Trio is congratulated by judge Professor Anna Vayman. From left, Jane Watts, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, judges Vayman, Dr. Adrian Daly, and Dr. Jushua Nemith. The first place winners, the Russian Trio, (Dmitry Volkov, cello, and Nikita Borisevich, violin) and the Trio Cleonice (Gwen Krosnick, cello, Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin, and Emely Phelps, piano).

This year’s judges were Professor Anna Vayman, violinist and Associate Professor of Music at Ball State University, Dr. Adrian Daly, pianist and Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Dr. Joshua Nemith, pianist and Principal Keyboardist for both Dayton Philharmonic and Iris Chamber Orchestra.

2014 judges

2014 Judges - Professor Anna Vayman, Dr. Adrian Daly, and Dr. Joshua Nemith

 


In the 2014-15 CMYS season, former competition first place winners will present all concerts.



They will return as established professional ensembles, fulfilling part of the original mission of the competition as conceived thirty years ago.

 

Jasper String Quartet (2008)

Performing for CMYS October 5, 2014

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The Jasper String Quartet

 

The Shanghai String Quartet (1987)

Performing for CMYS November 2, 2014

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The Shanghai String Quartet

 

David Trio (2005)

Performing for CMYS February 15, 2015

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David Trio

 

Amstel Saxophone Quartet (2004)

Performing for CMYS March 22, 2015

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The Amstel Saxophone Quartet

 

 


 

The 30th Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles

Sunday April, 2015


 

 

Did we miss you at the Yellow Springs Street Fair? See you next year!

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Brand New Donor Category

In response to the suggestion by members of our organization, and in recognition of the generosity of our donors, the CMYS Board of Directors decided to add a new donor category.

That category will be called “Founders Circle” and will be for donations of $500 and up.  New members to the Founder’s Circle will be given two admissions to a Post-concert dinner.

Donation levels are now: Sustainers ($1-$99), Patrons ($100-$249), and Benefactors ($250-$499), and Founder’s Circle ($500 and up). 

Contributions from our Membership and friends helps to make our organization sound, supports music in our schools and community, and keeps our ticket prices low.  All donations are greatly appreciated!


 

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