MUSICIANS FROM MARLBORO, the touring extension of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, offers exceptional young professional musicians together with seasoned artists in varied chamber music programs. Each program is built around a work performed in a previous summer that Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida and her colleagues felt was exceptional and should be shared with a wider audience. The resulting ensembles offer audiences the chance to both discover seldom-heard masterworks and enjoy fresh interpretations of chamber music favorites.

The Musicians from Marlboro touring program has introduced to American audiences many of today’s leading solo and chamber music artists early in their careers, and in the process has offered these artists valuable performing experience and exposure. The list includes pianists Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Jeremy Denk, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, András Schiff, and Peter Serkin. It has also been a platform for artists who subsequently formed or joined such noted ensembles as the Beaux Arts, Eroica, and Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trios and the Brentano, Emerson, Guarneri, Johannes, Juilliard, Orion, St. Lawrence, and Tokyo String Quartets. A member of the Tokyo Quartet once remarked, “I think that we are the only major American chamber music group without at least one former Marlboro participant. It’s almost like driving without a license.” Five years later, when cellist Clive Greensmith joined the Quartet, they got their license.

Now in its 50th season, Musicians from Marlboro offers audiences across North America a sample of the spirited music-making that is characteristic of Marlboro, prompting the Washington Post to describe Musicians from Marlboro as “a virtual guarantee of musical excellence." And according to the Chicago Sun-Times, “the secret is a sense of joy...apparent from the very first note.”

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