The transformations we make in life are often striking, and this is reflected clearly in the work of many creative artists. Our 8th festival, The Creative Journey, will explore how the works of artists evolve over the course of their lives. We will compare early and late works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Shostakovich, and discuss with our seven visiting composers their own works that span the last 50 years. We will have a special visit from violin luthier Samuel Zygmuntowicz who is considered the modern-day Stradivarius and is also the maker of the violin of our Artistic Director, Soovin Kim. And pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn, in a personal tribute to his father, the great writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, will discuss his last prose works.

The 2016 Festival will include four major concerts, a noon recital, a free solo Bach performance, guest speakers, discussions with living composers, instrumental and chamber master classes, premieres of works by our Young Composer Seminar participants, three seminars on music, and a concert by our 2016 Young Ensemble-in-Residence. Joan Tower will be our distinguished guest composer.

Opportunities abound to meet the artists, including pre-concert talks, post-concert Meet the Musicians discussions, and post-concert receptions. Festival events will place in the Burlington, Vermont area: at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, the FlynnSpace, and St. Paul's Cathedral.

Come join us for this fascinating nine-day journey of music, discourse, and learning, a festival that celebrates the evolution of the human spirit. 



Festival Season Passes and Tickets for all events are available through the Flynn Center Box Office.


Download the 2016 Summer Brochure here.

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

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