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Young Artists Competition 2015

This year the Beethoven Club has made significant changes in the guidelines for the Young Artists Competition. We did this after a review involving teachers, judges, students, and club members. The primary difference is that the entire process will be online. Guidelines are downloadable in the pdf below.

Call Patricia Gray 901-493-0958 or email

New Recordings

Tomasz Robak, piano
September 21, 2014 Avanti Concert

J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 27 in e minor, Op. 90
1st mvt, 2nd mvt.

Fryderyk Chopin
Barcarolle in F Sharp Major, Op. 60
4 Mazurkas, Op. 33
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op. 53

Grace Chamber Players

Selected Recordings
Grace Chamber Players May 2014

Tailleferre: Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano (.mp3)
Andrew Clark, clarinet; Perry Mears, piano

Satie: Gymnopedies, Nos. 1 & 3 (.mp3)
Tony Chen, pianoPoulenc: Flute Sonata, 1st mvt. (.mp3)
Sarah Mitchener, flute; Perry Mears,  piano

Milhaud: Cheminee du Roi Rene – Wind Quintet (.mp3)
Sarah Mitchener, flute; Natalie Hernandez, oboe; Andrew Clark, clarinet
Bethany Beck, horn; Cody Hunter, bassoon


Alexander Jamar, Brandon Rumsey, Pierce Gradone

Belvedere Chamber Music Festival
Student Composition Contest June 2014

1st Place
Pierce Gradone (University of Chicago)
Vamp (clarinet, violin, cello, and piano)

2nd Place
Brandon Scott Rumsey (University of Texas at Austin)
Limelight (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
1st mvt. (.mp3), 2nd mvt. (.mp3)

3rd Place
Alexandre Jamar (Sciences Po - Collège Universitaire Campus de Nancy, France)
Four Japanese Miniatures (clarinet, guitar, and cello)
1st mvt. (.mp3), 2nd mvt. (.mp3), 3rd mvt. (.mp3), 4th mvt. (.mp3)

2015 Piano Sonata Competition Announcement
The Beethoven Club has decided that the piano sonata competition will be suspended for 2015. We appreciate everyone's interest and look forward to resuming this event in the future.

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