Sara Sant’Ambrogio & Michelle Schumann

2023 Austin Chamber Music Festival

Sponsored by Hootan Khatami & Daryl Fox
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Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio joins ACMC Artistic Director and pianist Michelle Schumann for a Bastille Day celebration, featuring works by French composers.

Save up to 25% on tickets with flexible discount packages for 3+ concerts! Single tickets on sale April 1. Subject to availability, $12 Student Rush (with student ID), $40 General Admission, and $80 Premium tickets may be purchased at the box office on the evening of the concert. The box office will open at 7:00 PM that day.


Sonata for Cello and Piano | Claude Debussy (1862–1918)

  • Prologue
  • Sérénade
  • Finale

Après un rêve | Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)

Élégie, Op. 24 | Gabriel Fauré

Sonate posthume (1897) | Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)

Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Major | César Franck (1822–1890)

  • Allegretto ben moderato
  • Allegro molto
  • Recitativo – Fantasia: Ben moderato
  • Allegretto poco mosso



Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello | Michelle Schumann, piano

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Sara Sant’Ambrogio

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.

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Michelle Schumann

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 cohesive narrative. She was named “Best Classical Musician” in the Best of Austin 2019 Readers Poll by the Austin Chronicle.

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.

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