Yesterday Musical Bridges’ Artistic Director Anya Grokhovski returned from New York where she attended the Chamber Music America Conference.  The purpose of this trip was to find new and exciting talent for Musical Bridges’ future programming and take part in ongoing conversations about the future of chamber music in America.

Workshops and artist showcases presented an impressive group of young and seasoned musicians with very diverse programming.  Many musical offerings included unexpected instrumentations and were truly high-end chamber ensembles.

Among other prospects, Anya was charmed by a young Canellakis-Brown Duo, passionate cellist and pianist, smart with their own comedy show on You-tube as well as an all-woman Isle of Klezbos ensemble; led by a tall and charismatic clarinet player and short cute blond on a double bass.  The piano duo Lavrova/Primakov, a Russian piano duo of two young concert pianists was very impressive as well.

Anya is looking forward to future conversations with managers and artists in order to create ONE-OF-A-KIND international programming for MBAW’s 16th season.