Wichita, KS – Last summer, ICT Young Artists Academy had their first camp in collaboration with Friends University, inviting young musicians from across the nation to come together while much of the country was at a stand-still. This year the camp will continue, culminating in a Gala concert on Friday afternoon, July 9, 2021.
Featured concert soloist, Hal Grossman, has been hailed by critics for his “tremendous virtuosic technique” and “outstanding artistic sense.” Grand Award Winner of the Lima Young Artist Competition and Silver Medalist of the Stulberg International String Competition, Mr. Grossman has performed for their Royal Highnesses, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Mr. Grossman is currently a Professor of Violin at the University of Oregon.
Works in the program will include Vivaldi’s “Spring” Concerto, “Quartet” by female composer Grazyna Bacewicz and “Csardas” by New York composer Michael McLean.
The performance will take place on Friday, July 9, at 3:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Center on the Friends University campus at 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, Kan. While the performance is free, scholarship donations will be taken at the door.
ICT Young Artist Academy offers violinists and violists training and insights into the music profession. Bringing nationally renowned professionals to join with music faculty at Friends University, the academy attracts participants from across the U.S. that range in age from 10-23 years old. During the five-day festival, students engage in music performances, master classes, music theory and ensemble playing. Academy directors include Laura Hammes Black, Hal Grossman, Dr. Joan Griffing, Dr. Lillian Green, Cindy Dantic-Watson, Ian Jett.
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.