2021 Festival & Showcase YouTube Playlist

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Congratulations to the ensembles and artists who were selected from a fantastic pool of applicants to participant in EMA’s 2022 Young Performers Festival & Emerging Artists Showcase before and during the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition in Berkeley, CA.

Read about the ensembles and artists and their concert programs.

Young Performers Festival Judges

Bianca Hall
Edwin Huizinga
Kris Kwapis
Steven Plank
Maria Romero Ramos

Emerging Artist Showcase Judges

Jolle Greenleaf
Shira Kammen
Debra Nagy
Byron Schenkman
Michael Walker
Jonathan Woody

Emerging Artists Showcase (Virtual)
via YouTube

Wednesday, June 1

  • 7pm ET – Ximenez Quartet, Montréal, QC
    Karin Cuellar (violin), Simon Alexandre (violin), Namgon Lee (viola), and Jessica Korotkin (cello)

Friday, June 3

  • 6pm ET – AKOYA, New York, NY
    Naomi Dumas (violin) and Caitlyn Koester (harpsichord)
  • 7pm ET – Duo Oriana, Toronto, ON
    Sinéad White (soprano) & Jonathan Stuchbery (lute)

Young Performers Festival
Hume Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Free Admission. Donations welcome.

Wednesday, June 8

  • 10am PT – UCLA Early Music Ensemble
  • 1pm PT – USC Early Music Ensemble

Thursday, June 9

  • 1pm PT – San Francisco Conservatory Baroque Ensemble
  • 4pm PT – Juilliard415

Emerging Artists Showcase (In-Person)
St. Mark’s Episcopal, Berkeley, CA
Tickets via Berkeley Festival & Exhibition

Friday, June 10, 12pm PT

  • Julia Bengtsson (choreography & dance), New York, NY, & Rocío López Sánchez (cello), San Francisco, CA
  • Patricia Garcia Gil (fortepiano), Greensboro, NC
  • Pauline Kempf (violin), San Francisco, CA

The 2022 Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase application period closed on Monday, February 21, 2022. Guidelines and eligibility are available using the links found below.

Young Performers Festival

Since 2010, the Young Performers Festival has brought together collegiate and pre-college early-music ensembles throughout North America to perform at leading early-music festivals in the United States in Berkeley, CA, Bloomington, IN, and Boston, MA, and virtually through EMA’s digital platforms.

Learn more or apply

Emerging Artists Showcase

Begun in 2018, the Emerging Artists Showcase features artists of any age in the early music field who have not otherwise performed regularly in major festivals or concert series. Applicants are asked to describe how they see the future of historical performance taking shape, and to define how their role as artists and ensembles aligns with that future vision.

Learn more or apply


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