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Eighth Annual Belvedere Chamber Music Festival
June 17-20, 2015
Luna Nova Ensemble

2015 Luna Nova Student Composition Contest

Luna Nova Music, along with the Beethoven Club of Memphis, is proud to be sponsoring its 12th annual student composition contest. Last year we had 150 entries from all over the world. Winners came to Memphis for performances of their works at the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival. Guidelines for the 2015 contest are now available here. Anyone interested in listening to recordings of recent winning composition can visit

Festival Artists

• John McMurtery, flute, D.M.A., Juilliard School of Music; New York City Opera Orchestra

• Gregory Maytan, violin, D.M.A., Indiana University; faculty, Grand Valley State University (MI)

• Nobuko Igarashi, clarinet, M.M., Indiana University; bass clarinet, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

• Adam Bowles, piano, D.M.A., Cincinnati Conservatory; instructor, University of Montevallo (AL)

• Craig Hultgren, cello, M.M., Indiana University; cello, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

• Robert Patterson, horn/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Penn; horn, Memphis Symphony Orchestra

• Mark Volker, guitar/composition, Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, associate professor of composition, Belmont University

• Maeve Brophy, piano, M.M. Texas Christian University, Vanderbilt University, adjunct faculty

• Perry Mears, piano, M.M,. Univ. of Maryland at College Park, colloborative piano doctoral program, University of Memphis

• Paul Murray, baritone, M.M,. San Francisco Concervatory of Music

• Daniel Gilbert, M.M., violinist

• Jonathan Kirkscey, M.M. cello, Memphis Symphony Orchestra


Founded in 2007, the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival is produced by Luna Nova Music

Belvedere Chamber Festival, 1794 Carr Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, 901-493-0958
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