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Park City International Music Festival

The Park City International Music Festival is Utah's oldest classical music festival. Founded as the Deer Valley Music Festival in 1983-4, the Festival is centered around bringing renowned classical solo artists together to perform chamber music. In addition, the Park City Music Festival sometimes includes chamber orchestra performances by the Sonolumina Chamber Orchestra, performances live with silent film, and jazz concerts. For twelve years the Festival also included the Park City Young Artist Institute, a training ground for aspiring young artists from around the world. Young Artist Institute alumni have gone on to perform in professional chamber groups and orchestras and teach, as well as forming other chamber music festivals and series.

Among the many artists who have performed with the Festival over the years are violinists Charles Libove, Paul Rosenthal, Glenn Dicterow, Philippe Djokic, Andres Cardenes, Bill Preucil, Elmar Oliveira, Oleh Krysa, Charles Castleman, Arturo Delmoni, Kerry McDermott, Joseph Silverstein, Margaret Batjer, Manuel Ramos, Timothy Baker, Linda Rosenthal, violists Jeffrey Irvine, Paul Neubauer, Sandra Robbins, Karen Ritscher, Leslie Harlow, cellists Mark Kosower, Yehuda Hanani, Fred Zlotkin, Scott Ballantyne, Evan Drachman, Denise Djokic, Terry King, Ellen Bridger, Pierre Djokic, Peter Sanders, Jeffrey Solow, pianists Gail Niwa, John Novacek, Anne-Marie McDermott, Michael Gurt, John Jensen, Nina Lugovoy, Tatiana Tchekina, Robert Moeling, Mykola Suk, Doris Stevenson, clarinetists Russell Harlow, Michael Webster, flutists Laurel Ann Maurer, Leone Buyse, Patrice Moeling, horn players Jeffry Kirschen, Peter Gordon, bassoonists Benjamin Kamins, Mitchell Morrison and contrabassoonist Susan Nigro.

The Park City International Music Festival performs in Park City, Utah, in several venues including the Park City Community Church, St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Stanfield Fine Art Gallery. In Salt Lake City, the Festival performs at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus.

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