High Desert Chamber Music Names Spotlight Chamber Players Participants

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – High Desert Chamber Music announced Monday that the following students have been selected for this year’s Spotlight Chamber Players program: Nicholas Oncken (violin), Ezra Oncken (violin) and Matthias Santucci (piano). This program provides regular high-level chamber music instruction to aspiring young musicians.

“After a one-year hiatus, I am delighted to return to work with talented young musicians from our region,” said General Manager Isabelle Senger. “You can plan to hear the band featured at events later this season.”

Auditions are held annually and are open to students of violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano with at least three years of private study and intermediate to advanced playing levels. This year’s students come from the private teaching studios of Kara Eubanks and Janet Smith.

High Desert Chamber Music’s mission is to bring world-class chamber music and musicians to central Oregon. Now in its fourteenth season, HDCM presents an acclaimed series of classical chamber music concerts in central Oregon, ranging from piano duets to string sextets. As the first and leading chamber music organization in the region, HDCM offers an exciting roster of professional performing artists. They are proud to be a local organization with a national level of excellence.

Title sponsors HDCM 2021-2022 include Miller Lumber, German Master Tech, Hayden Homes, Pine Tavern Restaurant, Stephanie Ruiz and Jordan Grandlund Group at Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, and Newstalk KBND and 101.7 Radio. Additional support provided by the Tower Theater Foundation and BendBroadband.

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