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[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players offer an Augusta Read Thomas premiere

By Gerald Fisher Chicago Classical Review One of many itinerant Chicago-area classical ensembles, the Rembrandt Chamber Players puts on well-balanced, well-played concerts, often with a programming twist thrown in. For their debut concert at the new Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago Sunday afternoon, the twist was Augusta Read Thomas’s Pilgrim[…]

2013 Rembrandt Young Artists

Our 18th Annual High School Chamber Music Competition was held on February 3, 2013 at Regenstein Recital Hall at Northwestern University. Congratulations to our 2013 Rembrandt Young Artists! Competition Winners 2nd Place: Acaso String Quartet Harriet Han, Owen Ruff, Cordelia Brand, Martin Nyberg Midwest Young Artists 2nd Place: Precipice Saxophone Quartet Justin Udry, Natalia Drozdoff,[…]

The Best Jazz Concerts of 2012

By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune 2012 was a characteristically plentiful year in jazz performance, Chicagoans hearing a tremendous range of music. The best concerts, in chronological order: March 1: Tammy McCann at the Jazz Showcase. The majestic Chicago singer designed her four-night run as a tribute to the late tenor-saxophone giant Von Freeman. An exalted[…]

Rembrandt Chamber Players open with a bracing mix of past and present

By Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review The Rembrandt Chamber Players’ season-opening program was a characteristic one, offering a Romantic cornerstone, a chamber arrangement of a 20th-century standard and a genre-traversing work commissioned by the ensemble. The concert took place Monday night at the Driehaus Museum on East Erie, a remarkable, painstakingly restored 19th-century gilded[…]