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Chamber Music Northwest & Corvallis Celtic Festival

June 29, 2023: Host Christa Wessel welcomes Chamber Music Northwest’s Young Artist Institute and the Corvallis Celtic Festival to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio.

CMNW’s Young Artist Institute will showcase young violinists, violists, and cellists selected for the YAI program. These musicians are among the top high school string players from North America and Asia. The 2023 students have been finalists in the most distinguished competitions in the world such as the Menuhin and Sphinx Competitions, and they hail from prestigious preparatory programs at the New England Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory, Colburn Academy, Juilliard School, Korea National University of the Arts, and Portland’s own Portland Youth Philharmonic.

The first annual Corvallis Celtic Festival will be held July 21-23 in Central Park and downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Tune in for a preview of their inaugural season.


In 2022, CMNW launched the Young Artist Institute (YAI), a new intensive education program for 16 talented string players from around the world, ages 14-18. Each week, we invite our community to watch and support the incredible students of the Young Artist Institute. The Portland community can enjoy the amazing virtuosity and precociousness of these musicians around the city.

Now in its 52nd season, Chamber Music Northwest serves more than 50,000 people annually in Oregon and SW Washington with exceptional chamber music through over 100 events annually, including a flagship Summer Festival, year-round concerts, community activities, educational programs, broadcasts, and innovative collaborations with other arts groups. CMNW is the only chamber music festival of its kind in the Northwest and one of the most diverse classical music experiences in the nation, virtually unparalleled in comparable communities.

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The inaugural annual Corvallis Celtic Festival will be held July 20-23, 2023 in Central Park and downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Festival activities include Celtic musical performances and workshops, children’s activities, dancing, whisky tasting, and arts and food vendors. Most events will be by donation. A kick-off free concert with two bands will be held at Common Fields in Corvallis on Thursday, July 20, 5:00 – 9:00 PM. 

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