Exciting new from the 2017 Plowman Grand Prize winner, Vera String Quartet!
"We are thrilled to begin as the Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music this fall! Over the next two years, we will be working closely with the Curtis faculty, and we will be an active participant in the vibrant performance life at Curtis, including Curtis on Tour. We are also thrilled to be joining Astral Artists, after winning its 2018 National Auditions.
This season and beyond, we are excited to be performing programs that feature some of our favorite traditional quartet repertoire, paired with music from our roots – brilliant yet rarely performed works from Spain, Cuba, and the USA.
Please visit our website for more information, where we invite you to watch and listen to recent performances.
The judges have chosen their Semi-Finalist ensembles! Everyone will be contacted in the next 24 hours via e-mail. After the confirmation of your participation, the Semi-Finalist ensembles will be revealed after the weekend. Thank you very much for your participation! We thoroughly enjoyed listening and watching your performances. We cannot wait to hear your live concert in April!
Jasper String Quartet (Plowman 2008) won the 2016 Fischoff Educator Award!! We are SO excited for them. Hear about the award and how JSQ is doing here:
This just in: "Very excited to announce that QuinTexas won the Wind Prize in the 2015 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition!"
GRAND PRIZE ($5000) - Cardinal Winds, from USC in Los Angeles
FIRST PRIZE ($2000) in Piano/Strings - Quartet Tito, from Chicago, IL
FIRST PRIZE ($2000) in Winds, Brass & Percussion - The Kyodai Brass, from CIM in OH
HONORABLE MENTION ($500) - QuinTexas from UT of Austin, and Pavo Quartet from DePaul University in Chicago, IL
AUDIENCE PRIZE ($200) was awarded to Quartet Tito
JUDGES SPECIAL RECOGNITION to Stellio Trio, from Northwestern in IL and Hathor Winds, from Boston, MA
Odyssey Music @ Lenoir Woods - Deciduous Trio (harp-va-fl.), from Rice University in Houston, TX
Congratulations to Semi-Finalists #5 String Quartet, #8 QuinTexas, #11 String Quartet, #14 Brass Quintet and #15 Piano Sextet (Piano & Woodwind Quintet)!
Please join us in congratulating them in the Finals this afternoon at 1:30pm, Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri. Tickets are available for purchase $25 / $10 Student, which includes reception immediately after the performances, as the jury deliberates.
This phenomenal showdown comes with equally fantastic, diverse program this year. Hope to see you soon!
Odyssey Chamber Music Series, First Baptist Church of Columbia,
MU School of Music and Missouri Symphony Society
The 7th Plowman Chamber Music Competition
The Finals & Award Ceremony
March 22, 2015 - 1:30 pm
Missouri Theatre - Columbia, Missouri
1:30pm 1. Brass Quintet
Holborne: Elizabethan Dance Suite (unknown)
Collier Jones: Four Movements for Five Brass (1957)
Ewald: Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 5 (1890)
Adagio- Allegro Vivace- Adagio
Druckman: Dances with Shadows (1990)
2:00pm 2. String Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 No. 1, Hob.III:81 (1802)
Tower: Night Fields (1994)
2:30pm 3. Woodwind Quintet
Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31 (1956)
Nielsen: Quintet, Op. 41 (1922)
Allegro ben moderato )
Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388 (1782), arr. Mordecai Rechtman
~ Intermission ~
3:15pm 4. String Quartet
Janáček : String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” (1923)
I. Adagio - con moto
II. Con moto
Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 50 No. 2 (1787)
Finale. Vivace assai
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 (1847)
Allegro vivace assai
3:45pm 5. Piano Sextet (Piano & Woodwind Quintet)
Poulenc: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano in C Major, FP 100 (1932-1963)
I. Allegro vivace
Thuille: Sextet for Piano and Woodwind Quintet, Op. 6 (1888)
III. Gavotte. Andane, quasi Allegretto
IV. Finale. Molto vivace
After the Reception, Award Ceremony will Follow.
We have been enjoying listening to the Preliminary DVD auditions! The result of the anonymous ensembles will be posted on our web site within the first week of March, after all the contestants have nee contacted.
*NEW* You can now purchase the tickets to the Finals & Award Ceremony on March 22 via Ticketmaster! You are also welcome to purchase the tickets directly at the Missouri Theatre, now on sale at the box office.
TWO MORE DAYS remain before the final deadline! Just think of what you can accomplish in 48 hours: It could be a difference of a Grand Prize and more importantly, an amazing, PRICELESS experience.
Plowman Chamber Music Competition is a national event that takes place first, ahead of other established competitions such as Coleman and Fischoff. Held in Columbia, Missouri. Plowman and its audiences have the privilege of being the first to listen and to discover the next great chamber ensemble.
We are 10 days away from the final deadline! So here are 10 reasons why you should consider submitting your DVD application today.
Will we hear YOUR ensemble this year? We hope so!
Ayako Tsuruta, Artistic Director