The Momenta Quartet, Accent12's Ensemble in Residence.

The Momenta Quartet, Accent12’s Ensemble in Residence.

CCM’s 2012 Accent Chamber Music Festival for young artists will present six exciting performances from June 10–16 in the intimate Cohen Family Studio Theater. All concerts are free and open to the public.

Instrumentalists and composers from throughout the country will convene in CCM Village for Accent12. The festival’s performances will feature masterworks of the chamber music repertoire, as well as the innovative works of new composers, performed by the stellar Accent12 faculty-artists alongside the college and graduate-age artists who are immersing themselves in the study of chamber music for the duration of this festival.

Most of the composers whose new works are to be performed will be in the audience and available to comment on their pieces. Receptions will follow the festival opening concert on June 10 and the final concert on June 16. All concerts will be held in the Cohen Family Studio Theater in CCM Village on the campus of the University of Cincinnati.

Accent12 concerts are free and open to the public (see a complete schedule below).

About Accent12
Organized by Artistic Director and violist Dorotea Vismara, Accent12 celebrates 11 years of this exciting, immersive experience for blossoming musicians. Daily activities for participants include coaching, rehearsals, lessons, performance classes and master classes guided by prominent artists, such as guests Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Tema Watstein (violin), Stephanie Griffin (viola) and Michael Haas (cello) of the Momenta Quartet, the ensemble in residence, as well as CCM faculty member Won-Bin Yim (violin), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musician Ilya Finkelshtein (cello), Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra musician Dorotea Vismara, and Indiana University faculty member Atar Arad (viola). Claude Baker will lead the festival’s composition seminar. Baker is currently a professor of composition at Indiana University.

For more information about Accent12, please visit

All events are free and open to the public.

  • Master classes will be held from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 in Mary Emery Hall room 3250, CCM’s master classroom.
  • Concerts will be held in the Cohen Family Studio Theater in CCM Village.

5:20 p.m. Sunday, June 10
Festival Opening Concert: Faculty Chamber Music Recital

Featuring works by Eric Nathan, Igor Stravinsky, John Cage and W.A. Mozart performed by the Momenta Quartet and guest violist Dorotea Vismara. A reception will follow.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13
Faculty New Music Concert

Featured composers include Michael Fiday, Mara Helmuth, Allen Otte, Douglas Knehans and Joel Hoffman. Performers include Allan Otte, Ghanaian xylophone; Stephanie Neeman, piano; Woori Kim, piano; Derek Johnson, electric guitar.

5:20 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14
Young Composers Concerts

Featuring music by Jabez Co, Quinn Dizon, Carlo Frizzo, Justin Giarrusso, Katherine Lott, Hana Shin, Michael Sweeney and Daniel Valentine.

5:20 p.m. Friday, June 15
Honors Recital

New music and chamber music masterworks

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15
Guest Composer Concert

Music by Claude Baker, performed by the Momenta Quartet and Accent12 students.

3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16
Festival Closing Chamber Music Concert

Chamber music masterworks performed by the Accent12 chamber ensembles, in which students and faculty play side-by-side. A reception will follow.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.

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