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About The Next Festival of Emerging Artists:

Comprised of some of the most exciting young artists of tomorrow, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an intensive and immersive residency for young professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking and Contemporary Performance Practice. Founded by Artistic Director Peter Askim in 2013, the festival provides a setting for the next generation of artists to hone their craft in a beautiful setting, with generous financial support and the opportunity to collaborate with world class guest artists, including cellist Matt Haimovitz, ETHEL, cellist Jeff Zeigler, violist Nadia Sirota and guitarist/composer Richard Thompson.

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“…truly inspiring…”
” [The Next Festival] has re-energized me, reawakened my creativity, and reaffirmed, despite the overwhelming odds against me, why I do what I do.”
“… a musical haven for aspiring musicians…”


Help support the third season of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, a unique week-long immersion experience for talented string players on the cusp of great careers.