Central to the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival’s vision is the creation and performance of new works. Since its inception, the Festival has commissioned:

  • E. Cooley, Settle, 2016, for violin, viola, cello, and piano
  • L. Loiacono, Sonatensatz, 2015, for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, cello and piano.
  • P. Golub, Fireflies, 2014, for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
  • D. Ludwig, Virtuosity, 2013, for string chamber orchestra
  • A. Weinberg, Contemplations, 2013, for clarinet, violin, and piano
  • D. Ludwig, Our Long War, 2012, for soprano, violin, and piano
  • G. Smith, Brandenberg Interstices, 2012, for flute, violin, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, and bass
  • T. Woos, String Quartet, 2010
  • D. Ludwig, Flower in the Desert, 2009, clarinet, viola, and piano

David Ludwig’s 2013 work, Virtuosity, was commissioned and funded by over 90 donors through our Indiegogo campaign.  We thank them all for their vision and support and for helping to bring this work to life!  

Virtuosity received its world premiere on Sunday, August 18 at the 2013 Festival opening concert. ECCO toured with the piece, performing it 12 times during their 2013-14 national tour. Special thanks to the East Coast Chamber Orchestra and to Hank Mou for helping to coordinate the campaign.  


The following people commissioned Virtuosity.

Executive Producer
Mayneal Wayland

Concerto Sponsor
Elizabeth Serkin

Featured Commissioning Partners
John Canning
Somak Chattopadhyay and Pia Sawhney
Soovin and Joanne Kim
Carolyn Long
Whitfield, Silverman, and Monk families in memory of Frances Whitfield

Commissioning Partners
Anonymous (2)
Rowan Bauman Swain
Daniel J. Berns
Alan Bise
Brianne Chase
Michael Dabrowski and Jill Rinehart MD
Elizabeth Cho and Lucas Dixon
Stephen Cho
Alida and John Dinklage
Kendra and Charles Dinklage
Evan and Elizabeth Dreyfuss
Pamela Drexel
Anuradha Duggal
Stan and Ann Emery
Dana and Michael Engel
The Fieber Family
Valerie and William Graham
Lori Goldfinger
Roger Foster and Baiba Grube
Barbara and Richard Heilman
Mary Holland
Barbara and Martin LeWinter
P and S Leval
Manuel Mattke
Hank Mou
Frederick Noonan
Alice Outwater
Darrilyn Peters
Edward Reitler
Susan Roney Drennan
Mary and Michael Scollins
Steven Stucky
Jody and Dennis Woos
Gwen Zweber

Commissioning Circle
Susan Angermeier
Margaret M Berlin
David Bloom
Camilla and Michael Bowater
Anne S. Brown
Laurie Burke
Steven Andre Dibner
Liz Evans
Diana Fanning
Reid M. Figel
Joe and Meghann Goetz
Stan and Kay Greenberg
Stephane Levy
Anne Lezak
Buff Lindau and Huck Gutman
Ben and Nan Mason
Joshua Morris
Annaliesa Place
Barbara Rippa
Mostafa Sadeghi
Lea Sherk
Judith Rey-Versweyveld
Douglas P Woos
Tim Woos

Backers
Anonymous
Barbara Green
Jane Hill
Eleanor Long
Rachel Miller
Robert and Dorsey Naylor
Kate and Michael Stein
Judith Selin