Santa Fe festival line-up announced

Pianist Alessio Bax, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, and The Dover Quartet will all make debut performances at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival this summer.

Taking place at venues across Santa Fe, New Mexico, the six-week event features a programme of contemporary chamber music alongside classic works.

Pianist Yefim Bronfman has been named artist-in-residence at this year’s festival, and is set to perform two of Prokofiev’s piano sonatas at the event.

Other festival highlights include the world premiere of a work from Australian composer Brett Dean, and the US premiere of British composer Julian Anderson’s untitled work for string quartet.

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s executive director Steven Ovitsky said: ‘Each season we are excited to welcome new artists and composers to the festival as part of the family we have created in Santa Fe. The setting provides a rare opportunity for artists to build relation- ships in a fast-paced and vibrant setting. Solo artists collaborate in ensembles while established ensembles have the opportunity to perform in different groups with other distinguished musicians.’

The festival will take place from 20 July to 25 August.

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