Chamber Musicians

Bravo! Vail proudly presents the 2020 Festival Chamber Musicians

2020 Festival Musicians


Bravo! Vail is proud to present the 2020 Festival Musicians. Bravo! Vail's artistic director, Anne-Marie McDermott, has personally invited each of the musicians to perform for the re-imagined season.

While the Festival will look and feel quite different than the past 32 years, Bravo's 33rd year will maintain the typical elevated level for artistry and musical talent.  

Along with Anne-Marie McDermott, each musician fills a very important role in fulfilling Bravo's mission of enriching people's lives through the power of music. Each of them have expressed pure joy at the opportunity to spend the summer in the Vail Valley, performing for the incredible community of music lovers.  

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2020 MUSICIAN BIOS


Yefim Bronfman, piano

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.

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Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet

The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition, at which they won every prize. Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner, and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.

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Zoë Martin-Doike, viola

Zoë Martin-Doike, viola

Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Zoë Martin-Doike is an exciting and versatile artist. She recently won second prize in the William Primrose International Viola Competition, attended the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and was selected to participate in the Steans Institute at Ravinia Spring Tour with director Miriam Fried.

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Ida Kavafian, violin

Ida Kavafian, violin

Internationally acclaimed as a violist as well as violinist, the versatile Ida Kavafian is an artist-member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and former violinist of the Beaux Arts Trio. For 34 years she has been artistic director of Music from Angel Fire in New Mexico, where some 200 Curtis students have participated in the Young Artist Program to date.

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Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music. Her repertoire choices are eclectic, spanning from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Scriabin to Kernis, Hartke, Tower and Wuorinen.

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Kerry McDermott, violin

Kerry McDermott, violin

Violinist Kerry McDermott is a first violinist with the New York Philharmonic, joining as its youngest member at the age of twenty-one, and she has appeared as soloist with them throughout North America.

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Clara Neubauer, violin

Clara Neubauer, violin

18-year old violinist Clara Neubauer attends The Juilliard School as a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship in the studios of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin.

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Oliver Neubauer, violin

Oliver Neubauer, violin

Violinist Oliver Neubauer attends the Juilliard School where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. Prior to his studies at Juilliard, Oliver took part in the Perlman Music Program and attended the Juilliard Pre- College Division and the Dalton School in NYC. Oliver has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Sound Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony of Westchester.

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Paul Neubauer, viola

Paul Neubauer, viola

Violist Paul Neubauer's exceptional musicality and effortless playing led the New York Times to call him “a master musician.” In 2018 he made his Chicago Symphony subscription debut with conductor Riccardo Muti and his Mariinsky Orchestra debut with conductor Valery Gergiev. He also gave the U.S. Premiere of the newly discovered Impromptu for viola and piano by Shostakovich with pianist Wu Han.

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Brook Speltz, cello

Brook Speltz, cello

Praised for his “fluid virtuosity” and “soulful melodies,” Los Angeles native Brook Speltz has been inspired since childhood by the long tradition of deep musical mastery of artists such as Jascha Heifetz, Pierre Fournier, and the Guarneri String Quartet. As of 2015, he is the new cellist of the internationally renowned Escher String Quartet and a season artist of the Chamber Music Society.

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Amy Yang, piano

Amy Yang, piano

A “jaw-dropping pianist who steals the show with effortless finesse” (Washington Post), Amy Yang has toured with Patricia Kopatchinskaya, Tito Muñoz and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and collaborated with Anne-Marie McDermott, Richard Goode, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Roberto Díaz, Joseph Silverstein, members of Guarneri String Quartet, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Dover Quartet, Aizuri String Quartet, Jasper String Quartet, Third Coast Percussion and A Far Cry.

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