Virtual Chamber
Music Festival

Even though we cannot gather this summer at Canyon Wren as we have for several decades, it doesn't mean the music has to stop! Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is proud to present the Virtual Chamber Music Festival with performances live-streamed from Snowy Owl Theater and Canyon Wren Recital Hall. You'll also be able to engage in virtual conversations with the artists, both near and far, curated by Christina Dahl and see behind the scenes by watching a live-streamed rehearsal.

All the concerts are available to watch below!


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Concert I: Tuesday, July 14 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Bach, Violin Sonata in A Minor, BWV 1003
Clara Schumann, Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22
Eduard Baghdasaryan, Rhapsody for Violin and Piano

Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins in C Major, op. 56
Artists: Blaise Magniere, Hoorig Poochikian, Marie Wang, violin; Oksana Ejokina, piano

Following the concert, join us on Zoom for a
Q&A with the Artists moderated by Christina Dahl

Concert II: Thursday, July 16 at 5:00 PM PST

Livestream from Snowy Owl Theater

Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Artist: Emely Phelps, piano

Concert III: Saturday, July 18 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Major, op. 96
William Grant Still, Summerland for Cello and Piano
Ysaye, Sonata for Solo Violin, op. 27, no. 2
Sollima, Arboreto salvatico for Two Cellos
Artists: Marie Wang and Hoorig Poochikian, violin; Oksana Ejokina, piano; Meta Weiss and David Requiro, cello

Concert IV: Tuesday, July 21 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Ballade for Violin and Piano in C Minor, op. 73
Kodaly, Adagio for Cello and Piano
Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 1 no. 1
Artists: Hoorig Poochikian, violin; Meta Weiss, cello; Oksana Ejokina, piano

Following the concert, join us on Zoom for a
Q&A with the Artists moderated by Christina Dahl

Concert V: Wednesday, July 22 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Snowy Owl Theater

Mozart, Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat, K. 563
Clarice Assad, Metamorfose for Viola and Piano
Artists: Blaise Magniere, violin; Rose Hashimoto, viola; Meta Weiss, cello; Emely Phelps, piano

Concert VI: Friday, July 24 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn, Fantasy for Cello and Piano in G minor
Beethoven, Piano Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97 (“Archduke”)
Artists: Marie Wang, violin; David Requiro and Meta Weiss, cello; Emely Phelps and Oksana Ejokina, piano

Concert VII: Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Snowy Owl Theater

Mozart, Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Rondeau & Passepied from “Cephale et Procris”
Errollyn Wallen, I Wouldn’t Normally Say, Louis’ Loops 
Scarlatti, Sonatas

Artists: Elizabeth Dorman and Emely Phelps, piano

Following the concert, join us on Zoom for a
Q&A with the Artists moderated by Christina Dahl

Concert VIII: Friday, July 31 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Canyon Wren Recital Hall

Beethoven, Sonata for Violin and Piano in D Major, op. 12, no 1
Grieg, Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Minor, op. 45
Enescu, Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 25
Artists: Hoorig Poochikian, violin; Elizabeth Dorman and Oksana Ejokina, piano

Concert IX: Saturday, August 1 at 5:00 PM PST
Livestream from Snowy Owl Theater

Poulenc, Sonata for Two Pianos
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, op. 56b
Bach, Selected Chorale Preludes
Artists: Emely Phelps and Oksana Ejokina, piano

Following the concert, join us on Zoom for a
Q&A with the Artists moderated by Christina Dahl

See behind the scenes! Live-streamed Rehearsals

11 AM-12 PM PST           Mon. July 13      ♫      Wed. July 15     ♫      Fri. July 17

Mon. July 20     ♫         Mon. July 27     ♫      Wed. July 29

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Russian-born pianist Oxana Ejokina appears frequently as guest recitalist and chamber musician on concert series across the United States and abroad. She has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, and St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, among others. Two of her long-term collaborations are with pianist Christina Dahl and Volta Piano Trio, whose recordings for the Con Brio label received accolades in international music magazines such as The Strad, Gramophone and American Record Guide. A sought-after teacher, Ejokina is Chair of Piano Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. She has been associated with the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts for nearly two decades, developing and directing classical music programs.

10:50:10 AM 8/6/12  Avalon String Quartet: Blaise Magniere, violin © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2012

Praised for his “virtuosic skill” (Stage and Cinema), “poised expression”, and “sweet, refined tone” (Chicago Classical Review), French violinist Blaise Magniere is a highly acclaimed chamber musician, active both in the U.S and abroad. He has toured extensively, including venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Herculessaal in Munich, the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, the Schneider Series at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, Mostly Mozart, La Jolla Festival and the Caramoor Festival. As the first violinist of the Avalon String Quartet, he was the top prizewinner of the Munich ARD Competition and Grand Prize winner at the Concert Artists Guild Competition.

David Requiro

First Prize winner of the 2008 Naumburg International Violoncello Competition, David Requiro has emerged as one of today’s finest American cellists. Mr. Requiro has made concerto appearances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and several orchestras from California and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Mr. Requiro is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. He previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Puget Sound as well as Guest Lecturer at the University of Michigan.

Elizabeth Doorman

Praised by Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle for her “crisp, brightly finished” playing and her “elegance and verve,” pianist Elizabeth Dorman received the 2017 Father Merlet Award from Pro Musicis and was a finalist in the 2018 Leipzig International Bach Competition. Dr. Dorman freelances as a soloist and chamber musician and lives in Berkeley, CA. She has appeared at international festivals including Tanglewood, Britt, Sarasota, Aspen, Toronto Summer Music, Icicle Creek, has twice been an Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre and her live solo performances have been nationally broadcast on NPR and public radio.

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Recently appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano at Ohio University, pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Praised by the Boston Globe for her “fleet, energetic, and bright-toned” playing, Emely made her solo orchestral debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as the grand prizewinner of their Young Soloists Competition, and has since been a featured soloist with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Little River Symphony, McLean Symphony, and the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

11:18:56 AM 8/6/12  Avalon String Quartet: Marie Wang, violin © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2012

Violinist Marie Wang, has been in the Avalon String Quartet since its inception in 1995. As a member of this award winning ensemble, she has captured top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and the Munich ARD international competitions. The quartet has been invited to perform at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie & Weill Halls, Alice Tully, 92nd St Y, Herculessaal (Munich),and the Library of Congress, among others. Her recordings with the quartet can be found on Cedille Records, Bridge Records, Albany Records, and Channel Classics. Marie’s solo recitals have been broadcast on NPR and her Concerto appearances have been broadcast on CBC Radio Canada. Presently, Marie is an Associate Professor of Violin at Northern Illinois University. Prior to her appointment at NIU, she was an Artist in Residence at Indiana University South Bend.

Rose Hashimoto

Rose Hashimoto grew up in Seattle and recently returned to the area after a long stint in New York City. Rose was a member of the string orchestra Shattered Glass Ensemble and the Thalia Quartet, and performed with ensembles including A Far Cry, Trio Cleonice, the Aeolus Quartet, and the Argus Quartet. She has taken part in music festivals including Birdfoot Chamber Music Festival, Manchester Summer Chamber Music, Yellow Barn, Taos, and Kneisel Hall. Rose earned a B.M. from Juilliard and a M.M. and Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College.
With cellist James Waldo, Rose co-founded Listen Closely, an organization dedicated to building community in upper Manhattan through music. Also a dedicated educator, Rose works with students of all ages and currently serves on the faculty of the Suzuki Institute of Seattle and Kaleidoscope School of Music in Issaquah.

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Armenian-American violinist and Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute alum Hoorig Taline Poochikian began playing the violin with her mother at the age of six. She has performed at a number of venues across North America including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Merkin Hall and the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. She has also performed in Armenia, Egypt, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Currently based in New York City, Hoorig has received her doctoral degree in violin performance at Stony Brook University, where she studied with Hagai Shaham, Arnaud Sussmann, Phil Setzer and Jennifer Frautschi.

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Dr. Meta Weiss made her international debut at the age of seven in Holland, and has established herself as one of the leading cellists of her generation. Her performances have taken her to venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, and Melbourne Recital Centre. Top prize-winner in numerous competitions, she has been hailed as “magnetic” (ArtsJournal) and “luminous” (Sydney Arts Guide). A graduate of Rice University (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM, DMA), she is Chamber Music Coordinator and Senior Instructor for the College of Music at the University of Colorado Boulder and Artistic Director of the Boulder Cello Festival.