PAST EVENTS

PAST EVENTS

NCF 2022

Since 2014 NOLA Chamber Fest has encouraged, inspired, and motivated by offering aspiring musicians access, performances, exposure, competition and learning opportunities alongside their peers. COVID-19 brought significant hardships. We presented NCF virtually for two years and were inspired by the ways participants, students, and educators thought creatively and collaboratively to continue playing chamber music through such immense challenges. It was an unforgettable time and we were excited to look towards the future. 

Our 2022 hybrid festival was all about genre fluidity. We had new events, fantastic guest artists, and were are so excited to welcome our 2022 Community Partners for our newest venture – Creativity Day! Creativity Day was a day dedicated to exploring chamber music, improvisation and collaboration. NCF Director Ben Atherholt coached five student ensembles throughout the year to prepare them for the festival. To honor the contributions of musicians of color, ensembles were required to prepare two musical works, with one being written by an underrepresented composer. Creativity Day began with masterclasses led by Trenton Thomas and Tadeu Coelho on improvisation, and culminated in a chamber music showcase performance featuring the student ensembles representing our community partner institutions.

2022 COMPETITION RESULTS

DRS. RANNEY & EMEL SONGU MIZE

JUNIOR DIVISION

1

TRITONE STRINGS

2

PLESSY HONOR QUARTET

BARBARA PHILLEO

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

1

GRACE & SEBASTIEN

2

IRIS QUARTET

JONATHAN MCCALL

COLLEGE DIVISION

1

ROADMAP QUARTET

2

BAD LUCK BRASS

3

HIGHLAND BRASS TRIO

Drs. Ranney and Emel Songu Mize

GRADUATE DIVISION

1

SOUND SESSION

2

AUROCHS QUARTET

3

KODAN QUINTET

NEW ORLEANS FRIENDS OF MUSIC

EMERGING ENSEMBLE DIVISION

1

TALLĀ ROUGE

2

COMMUNITY PARTNER ENSEMBLES

THE ROOTS OF MUSIC

CRESCENT CITY STRING ACADEMY

PALACIOS HOUSE OF ARTS

2022 GALLERY

Tritone Strings
1st Prize, Gold Medal 

Lorena King, violin
Audrey Freeland, violin
Gerrit King, cello
Grant Bedillion, coach 

Plessy Honor Quartet 2nd Prize, Silver Medal

Diego Torres-Copeland, violin
Terrell Hill, violin
Lukas Carter-Kiel, cello
Max Merz, bass
Kate Withrow, coach 

Grace and Sebastien
1st Prize 

Grace Fortune, violin
Sebastien Barrau, piano
Dr. Hristo Birbochukov & Dr. Zorica Dimova, coaches 

Iris Quartet
2nd Prize 

Chloe Caldwell, violin
Lexi Jones, violin
Nia Morgan, viola
Param Mehta, cello
Lee Taylor, coach 

Roadmap Quartet
1st Prize 

Zachary Tucker, soprano saxophone
Connor Cyrus, alto saxophone
Sheridan Mackey, tenor saxophone
Jackson Fussell, baritone saxophone
Johnny Salinas, coach 

Bad Luck Brass
2nd Prize 

Anthony Daggett, trumpet
Ethan Chilton. trumpet
Alexander Bonner, horn
Peyton Johnson, trombone
Parrish Gienger, tuba
Seth Orgel, coach 

Highland Brass Trio
3rd Prize 

Brandon Wood, trumpet
Colin Mills, horn
Elijah Boudreaux, trombone
Seth Orgel, coach 

Sound Session
1st Prize 

Matthew Fox, soprano saxophone
Jacob Nance, alto saxophone
Jeffrey Allardyce, tenor saxophone
Tyler Young, baritone saxophone
Joseph Lulloff, coach 

Aurochs Quartet
2nd Prize 

Chance Stine, soprano saxophone
Olivia Phaneuf, alto saxophone
Marina Sakellakis, tenor saxophone
Joel Ferst, baritone saxophone
Dr. Stephen Page, coach 

Kodan Quintet
3rd Prize 

Hunter O’Brien, flute
Ian Daugherty, oboe
Keeheon Nam, clarinet
Liana Hoffman, horn
Corbin Krebs, bassoon
Robert Atherholt, coach 

Tallā Rouge
1st Prize 

Aria Cheregosha, viola
Lauren Spaulding, viola 

Trio BR-46
2nd Prize 

Bingqing Xia, violin
Madeline Dykhouse, cello
Ericka Kudry, piano 

NOLA Winds
Honorable Mention 

Carey McGovern, flute
Susan Lacey, oboe
Nathan Hedberg, clarinet
Lauren Bravo, horn
Bryan Ingrassia, bassoon 

THE ROOTS OF MUSIC
Morgan Stewart, coach

BRASS QUINTET AND ONE

Jacoby Davis, trumpet
Sean Johnson, trumpet
Imand Peterson, mellophone
Kellin White, trombone
Kendahl Smith, trombone
Mackyrin Holmes, tuba 

THE WOOD CHUCKER’S TRIO

Kelci McGinnis, clarinet
Tonae Hilliard, clarinet
Anae McGinnis, clarinet 

CRESCENT CITY STRING ACADEMY
Moises & Elizabeth Cunha, ensemble coaches

ENCANTO CON LOS DOS INSTRUMENTOS

Giuliana Paz, violin
Ava Catherine Jackson, cello 

PALACIOS HOUSE OF ARTS
Raudol Palacios, coach
GOLDEN MAGNOLIAS

Evelyn Durham, violin
Fabiana Montenegro, cello
Quinn Heidelberg, piano 

THE CREW

Jory Stampley, violin
Evelyn Durham, violin
Jeffery Stampley, cello
Aaron Segura, cello
Beck Heidelberg, piano