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Eighth Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival
June 18-21, 2014

Luna Nova Music ( is producing the Eighth Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival ( to be held at Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (1720 Peabody) Wednesday June 18 through Saturday, June 21. The Festival features masterworks of the 20th century as well as exciting new works by emerging faculty and student composers from around the country.

Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Student Composition Contest
2014 Winners Announced

1st Place
Pierce Gradone (University of Chicago)
Vamp (clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)
2nd Place
Brandon Scott Rumsey (University of Texas at Austin)
Limelight (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
3rd Place
Alexandre Jamar (Sciences Po - Collège Universitaire Campus de Nancy, France)
Four Japanese Miniatures (clarinet, guitar, and cello)

Festival Artists

• John McMurtery, flute, D.M.A., Juilliard School of Music; New York City Opera Orchestra

• Gregory Maytan, violin, D.M.A., Indiana University; faculty, Grand Valley State University (MI)

• Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet, M.M., Indiana University; bass clarinet, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

• Adam Bowles, piano, D.M.A., Cincinnati Conservatory; instructor, University of Montevallo (AL)

• Craig Hultgren, cello, M.M., Indiana University; cello, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

• Robert Patterson, horn/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Penn; horn, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

• Mark Volker, guitar/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, associate professor of composition, Belmont University

• Maeve Brophy, piano, M.M. Texas Christian University, Vanderbilt University, adjunct faculty

• Perry Mears, piano, M.M,. Univ. of Maryland at College Park, colloborative piano doctoral program, University of Memphis


Founded in 2007, the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival is produced by Luna Nova Music

Belvedere Chamber Festival, 1794 Carr Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, 901-493-0958
produced by Luna Nova Music (

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