With the recent reveal of the Odyssey Chamber Music Series' Season 17, we sincerely regret we are postponing the 10th Plowman Chamber Music Competition to 2022 or 2023. This decision was a difficult one, because we live in a world where technology is fairly advanced enough, we could have considered a virtual competition.
We believe Plowman Competition & Festival needs to be more than just the ensembles competing for the Grand Prize. It is equally about the mid-Missouri communities benefiting from interacting with you and the brilliant guest artists through master classes and performances, and we did not feel our virtual competition would fulfill our expectations.
With the postponed Plowman Competition, we are inviting back the 2019 Grand Prize Winner Soma Quartet on March 19, 2021, whose concert scheduled earlier in this past Spring had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Check out how Soma Quartet's website, https://www.somaquartet.com/
We sincerely look forward to hearing your ensembles when it is safe to do so, and I hope you can look forward to another fulfilling competition events when you are able to come back to see us in Columbia, Missouri.
Please take care. We will stay in touch.
Founder & Artistic Director
Ayako Tsuruta, Artistic Director