Carol Cook, viola; Calum Cook, cello; Jeannie Yu, piano

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians warm up a rainy night

Excerpts from Lawrence Johnson’s review of Music of the Masters. Published in the Chicago Classical Review on April 4, 2017. “The performances delivered enough pleasure to warm up yet another cold and rainy night in Chicago.” MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 “Morgan’s relaxed yet nimble playing brought the right touch to this[…]

Vieira Quartet

2017 Rembrandt Young Artists

Competition Winners 1st Place: Vieira String Quartet Karisa Chiu, violin; Maya Buchanan, violin; Steven Song, viola; Nathan Mo, cello Coached by: Rodolfo Vieira Music Institute of Chicago Academy 2nd Place: Cerulean Quartet Cristina Ciubancan, violin; Vince Wong, violin; Margaret O’Malley, viola; Alexander Levinson, cello Coached by: Paula Kosower Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Honorable Mention Trio[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Musicians “Holiday Baroque” Concert Review – A Chicago Tradition

Barbara Keer Splash Magazines Neither snow nor…kept a very enthusiastic, loyal audience from coming to attend the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians “Holiday Baroque” concert in the glorious setting of Northwestern University’s Alice Millar Chapel. Rembrandt’s annual Holiday Baroque concert is a Chicago tradition that truly signals the beginning of the holiday season.  Those who attended were rewarded with some[…]

Rembrandt Chamber players unearth some gems

By Alan G. Artner Chicago Tribune September 27, 2016 You could spend more than a half-century attending chamber music concerts in the Chicago area before encountering most of the pieces on Sunday afternoon’s recital by Rembrandt Chamber Musicians at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. To open its 27th season, RCM offered a salute to Russian[…]

2016 Rembrandt Young Artists

Competition Winners 1st Place: Quartet Diamant Masha Lakisova, Rebecca Moy, Natalie Clarke, Adam Lee Coached by: Robert Bassill Midwest Young Artists Conservatory 2nd Place: Sticks & Stones Ben Heim, Sam Kurzydlo, Justin Petrovych, Alex Ostrowski Coached by: Brandon Podjasek Merit School of Music Honorable Mention KGT Quincey Trojanowski, Amer Hasan, Maddy Deanne Coached by: Bryan[…]

Rembrandt’s season finale

Highlights from the Chicago Tribune’s glowing review of Souvenir of Florence, the final concert of Rembrandt Chamber Players’ 25th anniversary season: “Infectious verve, spontaneity and abundance of feeling marked Sunday’s tight collaboration” “Sunday brought the second live performance of Tchaikovsky’s sextet ‘Souvenir de Florence’ I’ve attended within the last two weeks. While the Emerson String[…]

2015 Rembrandt Young Artists

Competition Winners 1st Place: Piano Trio Royale Masha Lakisova, Haddon Kay, Derek Chung Coached by: Lyudmila Lakisova Midwest Young Artists 1st Place: Quartet Étoile Ayoun Alexandra Kim, Freya Irani, Serena Harnack, Gallia Kastner Coached by: Roland Vamos Music Institute of Chicago Academy Honorable Mention Sticks and Stones Matthias Pergams, Sam Deane, Ben Heim Coached by:[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players open 25th season with eclectic program

“The piece is a real workout for piano and string ensemble and pianist Jeannie Yu was outstanding.” Vaughan Williams – Piano Quintet in C minor “Both musicians were in fine form as a team and individually.” Howard Levy – Sonata for oboe and pianoperformed by Robert Morgan and Jeannie Yu “The pieces were virtuosic and[…]

2014 Rembrandt Young Artists

Our 19th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition was held on February 2, 2014 at Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University. Congratulations to our 2014 Rembrandt Young Artists! Competition Winners 1st Place: Vox Quartet Serena Harnack, Hansuh Rhee, Mira Williams, Nathan Mo Coached by: Mathias Tacke Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago 1st Place:[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players deliver superb performance of Dvorak masterpiece

By Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review Among the handful of top works in the genre, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet places high indeed, worthy to stand with those by Schumann and Brahms. Born of frustration and a failed attempt to revise an unsatisfactory early quintet in the same key, Dvořák started from scratch and completed his[…]