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Masterclass: Richard Aaron

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

Described as a “sought-after professor of cello whose methods of teaching have garnered global acclaim,” Richard Aaron is a professor of cello. He has served at the University of Michigan and at the Juilliard School since 2006 and 2007, respectively. In fall 2024, he will join the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  Prof. Aaron will…

Masterclass: Astrid Schween

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

Cellist Astrid Schween has gained a rich following and enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. Since joining the Juilliard String Quartet in 2016, she has appeared at many of the world’s great concert halls.  Prof. Schween will work with some of the talented Rising Artists of the Ascent International Cello…

Faculty Recital: Toke Møldrup & Jiao Sun

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

The Ascent International Cello Festival Recital Series opens with Danish cellist Toke Møldrup & Chinese pianist Jiao Sun taking you through the world of fantasy and fairy tales.  The program culminates with Rachmaninoff's epic Sonata! Schumann Fantasy Pieces Janacek Pohadka Stravinsky Suite Italienne Rachmaninov Sonata Thanks to our generous sponsors, all Ascent Summer Concert Series…

Masterclass: Toke Møldrup

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

Acclaimed as “A star” (New York Times), “Tomorrow’s man” and even a “A consummate perfectionist on the cello” (Politiken), Danish cellist Toke Møldrup has performed across Europe and the United States, South America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia for two decades.  Prof. Møldrup will work with some of the talented Rising Artists of the…

Faculty Recital: Cello World Tour

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

The world-class faculty of the Ascent International Cello Festival join forces for a program of solo and cello ensemble works that will take you around the world.  Program to include works by Bond, Bruch, Price, Villa-Lobos and more! Thanks to our generous sponsors, all Ascent Summer Concert Series concerts are free and open to the…

Masterclass: Dr. Melissa Kraut

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

Dr. Melissa Kraut is recognized as one of the leading pedagogues of her generation. Having developed and trained some of the outstanding young musicians of today, Dr. Kraut has demonstrated a unique ability to teach all ages and stages of dedicated students, helping them reach their highest potential both at and away from the cello.…

Faculty Recital: Astrid Screen & Frank Huang

Werner Recital Hall 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

The Ascent International Cello Concert & Masterclass Series continues with Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet & pianist Frank Huang in a French inspired program of cello favorites. Debussy Sonata Popper Hungarian Rhapsody Franck Sonata Thanks to our generous sponsors, all Ascent Summer Concert Series concerts are free and open to the public.  Interested in…

Cello Festival Closing Concert

CCM- Patricia Corbett Theater (PCT) 290 CCM Blvd, Cincinnati, OH, OH, United States

The Ascent International Cello Festival comes to a close with a spectacular evening featuring all of the 65+ Rising Artist Cellists performing together.  These talented and driven young artists join together to create a sonic experience you won't soon forget! Thanks to our generous sponsors, all Ascent Summer Concert Series concerts are free and open…

Rising Artists Concert

The Chapel at Western Reserve Academy 147 College St., Hudson, OH, United States

The Ascent International Chamber Music Festival draws talented, driven young artists age 13-30 from all over the world.  Prepare to be amazed by these future stars! Thanks to our generous sponsors, all Ascent Summer Concert Series concerts are free and open to the public.  Interested in supporting the future of classical music?  Check out our Support page! Ascent Music…

Old World, New World

The Chapel at Western Reserve Academy 147 College St., Hudson, OH, United States

Antonin Dvořák was a world renowned Czech composer when Jeannetter Thurber, founder of the National Conservatory in New York City, hired him to be the school's Director and to develop a school for American composers in 1892. Dvořák arrived by steam ship and immediately was inspired to write some of his most well known works…

Hudson 225th Anniversary Celebration

Gazebo Green 27 E. Main St., Hudson, United States

The Ascent International Chamber Music Festival is thrilled to be a part of the 225th anniversary celebration of the founding of Hudson. Join us on the Gazebo Green with your lawn chairs and DORA drinks as you enjoy free performances including pieces that were contemporary in 1799 when David Hudson founded our community! Thanks to our generous…

Catalyst Quartet: Intersections

The Chapel at Western Reserve Academy 147 College St., Hudson, OH, United States

“WE BELIEVE IN THE UNITY THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH MUSIC AND IMAGINE OUR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS WITH THIS IN MIND, REDEFINING AND REIMAGINING THE CLASSICAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE.” -WE ARE THE CATALYST- The Grammy winning Catalyst Quartet return to Ascent and make their Hudson debut with a unique program intersecting the music of Paquito D'Rivera, Piazzola,…