Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello | Michelle Schumann, piano
Selections from the Sara Sant’Ambrogio & Michelle Schumann concert program, taking place July 14. Get event details here.
Behind the Scenes are FREE performances, dialogue, and masterclasses with artists from the Austin Chamber Music Festival and Workshop. Taking place Monday through Friday 3:15-4:00 PM in Bates Recital Hall, July 10-21.
Monday, July 10 | Faculty Artists: Rehearsal Techniques
Tuesday, July 11 | Festival Quartet with Michelle Schumann
Wednesday, July 12 | Samantha Balboa, Ruben Balboa & Michelle Schumann
Thursday, July 13 | Sara Sant’Ambrogio
Friday, July 14 | TY & Strauss
Monday, July 17 | Cover to Cover
Tuesday, July 18 | Invoke
Wednesday, July 19 | Faculty Artists
Thursday, July 20 | Faculty Artists: Dos & Don’ts of Performance
Friday, July 21 | Graeme Francis
Sara studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at The Juilliard School where she won the all-Juilliard Competition in her first month, resulting in her first Lincoln Center performance. She has won numerous international competitions and won a Grammy Award for Bernstein’s “Arias and Barcarolles.”
Ms. Sant’Ambrogio is a founding member of the Naumburg Award-winning Eroica Trio. Eroica has performed thousands of concerts worldwide and has released eight celebrated recordings for Angel EMI Classics Records, garnering multiple Grammy nominations.
Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin American-Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.
Schumann is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.