Young Artist Program Ensembles Among 2018 NOLA Chamber Fest Winners

Months of dedication, rehearsing, and intensive coaching paid off for two of Birdfoot’s 2018 Young Artist Program chamber ensembles who were among the winners of the recent 2018 NOLA Chamber Fest Competition. The Crescent City String Quartet (pictured above) won first place in the Junior Division and, along with it, a master-class with clarinetist Steve Cohen and a performance on NOLA Chamber Fest’s Winners Showcase concert on April 9th.

Duo de Guacamole, a bassoon-cello duo, placed second in the High School Division.

Many thanks are due to their coaches, Elias Goldstein and Gabrielle Fischler, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, the University of New Orleans School of the Arts, and the many individual donors who help make this intensive and high-impact program possible.