The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is founded on the idea that bringing musicians, audiences, and students together makes not only for great music, but also for a rich and rewarding dialog for all.  It is the Festival’s aim to inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation for classical music throughout the community. We have world-class musicians and incredible music, but what surrounds the music and the artists is community. We continue to be astounded by the enthusiasm and deep engagement of our audience. Our priorities are excellence in performance; the creation and performance of new chamber works; and education for all ages.

Every summer Festival includes master classes and distinguished guest speakers such as this season’s Michael Parloff , Sam Zygmuntowicz, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. There are numerous opportunities to talk with Festival artists about their lives and their work at pre-concert talks, Meet-the-Musicians post-concert talks and receptions.

During the academic year, our continuing collaboration with the Flynn Center presents two discussion-and-performance programs each year, and has featured Fred Child, the Johannes String Quartet, the Ying String Quartet, and our Young Ensemble-in-Residence.

 
The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival opened its 2015 season with two performances that reveal it as an important festival on the national scene...Emblematic of how far this young festival has come in its short life, the Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 40, was given a substantial inspired performance, as fine as anyone is likely to hear anywhere, anytime.
— Jim Lowe, Times-Argus
 
Soovin Kim has opened the equivalent of a luxury hotel on Lake Champlain, the newest link in a chain of elite chamber music institutions ... All of this (the week’s programming) created the atmosphere of a true festival, not just a concert series, and constituted a great musical gift to the community.
— Classical Voice of New England

                                                            Download the 2016 Festival Brochure.

 
2010 Performance of Schubert Cello Quintet

2010 Performance of Schubert Cello Quintet

ONE Strings Students at IAA in Burlington VT

ONE Strings Students at IAA in Burlington VT

About the Festival

LCCMF brings amazing musicians together to create extraordinary music for a thoroughly engaged audience.

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Educational Programs

Education is at the very heart of the Festival, including lifelong learning programs.

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