2021 Annual Report

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Bowdoin International

Music Festival 2021 Annual Report

The Ying Quartet performed together for the first time since March in a concert livestreamed from David Ying’s living room on July 3, 2020.

An Unforgettable Season Dear Friends, 2021 was an unforgettable summer season. As a Festival community we met every challenge of the past two years by continuing to make music and asserting our commitment to our educational mission. With the help of Bowdoin College for COVID testing and safety protocols, more than 200 students along with 50 artist faculty were able to perform, rehearse, teach, coach, and engage with each other in person for the full six weeks of our summer season. For almost everyone, this was the first in-person music experience without distancing and without masks after nearly 15 months. The renewed joy, energy, passion, and exuberance around our shared music-making made a lasting impression on all of us. We are thankful that many of you joined us from near and far for our virtual concerts. We livestreamed more than 85 hours of music by our faculty, guest artists, and amazing young musicians from Studzinski Hall with a record 61,100 views. Though we missed feeling the presence of our usual audience, your continued encouragement and engagement, even virtually, means so much. Your faithful dedication and loyal support of our mission inspires us. With 86 first-time donors and a record number of student sponsors, we celebrate the generous spirit of our growing Festival family. To a brighter and brighter future full of beautiful music,

David Ying and Phillip Ying Artistic Directors

of the most supportive and “ One collaborative environments. It was personal and inspiring.”

EDUCATION IN ACTION Violin faculty Ayano Ninomiya works with Nate Strothkamp during a studio class. Top Right: Faculty June Han coaches Hannah MacLean, Ryan Cheng, Lethicia Caravello, Jan Fuller, and Angela Rubin on André Caplet’s Conte Fantastique. Bottom Right: Miró Quartet violinist and Festival alum William Fedkenheuer ’91 coaches Seoyeon Koo and her chamber group on Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D Major during an energetic masterclass following the Miró’s performance in Studzinski Recital Hall.

Music Institute an energizing return to in-person education and performance

209 students

32 states 13 countries

“Working with my teacher was a dream come true. A spectacular pedagogue and a very nice person!”

rated lessons


“excellent” or “very good”

“My faculty was absolutely wonderful. She was able to pinpoint my biggest weaknesses and build them up in the most constructive way.”






“The faculty were generous with their time, and I am beyond grateful for this special opportunity to grow in a rich musical environment and dedicated community.”

RETURN TO IN-PERSON PERFORMANCE Faculty members Janet Sung, violin; Denise Djokic, cello; and Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; perform Arensky’s Piano Trio No. 2. Right: Viola student Damon Zavala performs Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57 with chambermates Boyun Li, Alex Heidt, Constantine Janello, and Vikki Chen during a Young Artists Concert.

The opportunity and privilege to hear live “music again after being in lock down for a year was magical and inspiring.”

COVID Modifications dedicated care and attention to creating a safe and healthy student experience ADAPTING TO PROTOCOLS Top Right: Toby Liu and fellow students check in for weekly COVID testing at Bowdoin’s Farley Field House. Bottom Right: A viola student meets with Staff Pianist Byunghee Yoo to discuss repertoire during the Collaborative Pianist Meet-and-Greet. Usually a crowded gathering, this year students were assigned time slots to achieve safe distancing. Top Left: Isaac Pagano-Toub finds a nice spot outside to practice Bach Suites while waiting for COVID testing to begin on arrival day. The campus building rule for this summer: no test, no entry.

1,895 COVID tests taken, 548 Festival masks and 275 bottles of hand sanitizer given out, 62 tubs of sanitizing wipes distributed to studios across campus.

VIRTUAL LEARNING Top Left: Harp faculty June Han includes online student Sebastian Gobbels, who was unable to travel with his harp from Canada, in her studio class. Bottom Left: The Argus Quartet joins faculty Derek Bermel and his composition studio virtually to read through student-composed string quartets.

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DID SOMEONE SAY GOAT YOGA? Hannah MacLean concentrates on her warrior pose while hanging out with a new friend. The Residence Life Team planned all outdoor trips this summer to ensure safe activities, including two Goat Yoga outings, a resounding student favorite. Right: Students go on an all-day trip to Monhegan Island and soak up the sun, ocean views, and each other’s company during the last week of the Festival.

27 COVID-safe outdoor trips Front Row: Clara Smallwood, Jackie Hager, Chris Soong; Back Row: Tyler Vittoria, Joseph Vaz, Anthony Ratinov, Hannah Schoepe (Res Life Staff), Hannah MacLean, Margaret Kim, Francesca Gray (Res Life Staff), Ye Jin Min, and Angie Zhang.

Live Chat Replay livestream impressions in the words of our virtual audience Very nicely done! Bravo from Houston. I. Love. This. Bravi tutti! I was transported effortlessly to the banks of the Vltava River and captured by the Slavic spirit of your performance. Wonderful! Wow! Fantastic ensemble on the Dvorak piano trio! So much feeling and musicality was put into their playing. Amazing...Kudos to all the interpreters. I love this piece so much. And the playing is exquisite! Sooooooo good!!!!! Phenomenal storytelling through your playing and amazing tone!! The Kodaly was wonderful! You are making us very proud. Brava! Beautiful performance. Wow! What a fun piece!!! These people are so talented! Thank you for sharing! Aplausos desde Tucson! Stunning! Thank you. Wonderful Bartok. Speechless — thank you, Jupiters!

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Extremely profound and “ moving music. Thank You!”

The Jupiter String Quartet finishes performing Schubert’s Cello Quintet with David Ying.

Thank You for Your Support! November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021 Thank you for your investment in the future of classical music. Your generous partnership enabled us to bring our students and faculty back to Brunswick for a safe and inspiring summer of in-person teaching and performance, and to present concert livestreams to our audiences at home for free. Thank you!

INDIVIDUALS Visionary ($25,000+) Anonymous (1) Patricia Brown Founder ($10,000–$24,999) Margy Burroughs Barbara Gauditz Peter & Harriette Griffin Harris Family Charitable Fund Claudia & Michael Spies Benefactor ($5,000–$9,999) Anonymous (1) Susan & Peter Bachrach Jane V. & John F. Berry Lorna & Jack Flynn Susan Lavan Kent & Natalie Mitchell Hugh & Norma Phelps Lenore & Norman Rapkin Tod & Lyn Rodger Elliot Rosen & Sharon Cohen Deborah Schall Dominique van de Stadt & Octavio Pajaro Ruth & Rupert White

Maestro ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous (2) Christine & George Bachrach Doug Collins Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Corson Bill & Sally Haggett Madeline Cohen & Ian Hartsough Eileen & James Hornor Cristle Collins Judd Sallie Smith Kise Peter & Ann LeBourdais Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman Herbert & Harriet Paris Bill & Mary Earl Rogers Liza & Reid Thompson Laurel Walsh & Justin Schuetz David Ying & Elinor Freer First Chair ($1,000–$2,499) Anonymous (1) Ellen Asherman Robert & Carol Briselli Drs. Susan & James Carter Susan Chadima & Michael Steitzer Elizabeth Childs Nancy Rutledge Connery

Andrew Cook & Jacqueline Ellis John & Deborah Farnham Jim & Janice Feather Rol & Averil Fessenden Beatrice Français Wendy & Stephen Gaal Thomas M. Garrett Bernard & Phyllis Givertz Sam & Jan Hayward Charles Johnson & Jean Appleby Johnson Colleen Khoury & David Karraker David Lakari Nancy N. & Richard K. Lubin James T. Morgan Holly Wagner & Jere Nash Barbara & John Norton Helen Norton Jan Roberson Civia & Irwin H. Rosenberg Ed & Whitney Selover Alan & Ellen Shaver Karsten Sorensen Dick Stephenson Lucille & Sandy Stott Susanne Stover & Eric Freeman Ann & David Swanson Keiko & Phillip Ying Patron ($500–$999) Anonymous (1) Bunny Andrews Douglas C. Bates & E. Lynn Kay Claire & Richard Corbin Ross Crolius Jane Eberle

Kristen Engberg Mike & Betsy Fear David & Jane Fey Mona Freer Genevieve Goltz Cynthia Howland Barbara & Bruce Kantner Barbara & A.W. Karchmer Martha & Hollis McBride Keith & Elizabeth Orlando Carole A. Pope Trish Riley Robert Schmidt Ellen Shillinglaw & Jeffrey Stann Adrienne Smith Barbara Smith Beth & Edward Sugarman Emily & Matt Ward John Watson & Nancy Brain Susan & Steve Weems Dr. & Mrs. David Ying Artist ($250–$499) Anonymous (4) Lawrence Banks & Eleanor Maren Judd Claudia Beckwith Derek Bermel & Andreia Pinto Correia Joyce & James Bessen Judith & David Falk Lynne Giallombardo & Finlay McQuade Fayal Greene Lewis & Adria Kaplan Elizabeth Kilbreth

Carol & Robert Lenna Margaret & Bruce MacDougal Ursula & Steven McAllister John & Em Minor Mason & Margaret Morfit Bob Reyes & Jeff Deetz Howard & Mary Jane Rosenfield Elena Schmidt Michael & Mical Schneider Kenneth & Judy Segal Deirdre Strachan & Jose Mas Michael & Wendy Taylor Enid Waldhart Patricia & George Young Contributor ($100–$249) Anonymous (9) Elizabeth & Rudolf Amann Richard & Bonnie Anderson Joanna Bachelder Elinor B. Bachrach Barbara D. Smith Ann H. Barry Cynthia Baughman Grace Bell Roger Bogart Gary Bondeson Bruce Brandt Roger & Anne Buchholz Theodore & Ursula Bukowski Fiorella Canin Donald Carter Jennifer Caven Bianca & Ed Chambers Mary & Melville Conner Susan Cook Norman Curthoys

Martha Gifford & James Daniels Anna Darnell Robert De Lisle Julie & Nat de Sherbinin Therese Doiron Susannah Dryman Thomas Fallon Claire Farrell Jim Fast & Barbara Young Linda & Peter Flaherty Gerald Flanagan Anthony Foley Sr. Susan & Frank Freer Cynthia C. Friend Samuel Greene & Phyllis Gansz-Greene Rosalind Harris^ Edward & Helen Hawes Nelson Hicks Patricia G. Hoffman Thomas & Susan Hunt Lorraine & Todd Idson Liz & Lew Incze Barbara & Steven Inkellis Joanna Jones Peter & Nancy Kaye Susan & Warren Lammert Ed & Nancy Langbein Andrea Leers & Jean-Pierre Angel Kenneth Spirer & Joan Leitzer Grace Lewis-McLaren Chris & Sue Livesay Elizabeth Loewald Burke & Judith Long Edward & Barbara Lovely Alan Lukas

Alaster & Janet MacDonald Phyllis & Richard Mansfield Emily Manzo Linda & Kerford Marchant Rabbi Simeon & Judith Maslin Carl Monk Charlotte & Gordon Moore James Murphy Yun Murphy Kenny & Mary Nelson Joseph P. & Meg Newhouse Michael & Colleen Nicastro Daniel Nitsch & Laura del Sol Jiménez Abigail & Robert Patterson James Peters Arthur & Deborah Pierce Jeanine Provencal Margaret Quayle Helen & Richard Regan Ross & Jane Reynolds George & Cevia Rosol Don & Sue Rudalevige Roche Schulfer Barbara & Peter Shaw David Shipman & Susan Kiralis Peggy Siegle Peter Simmons & Charlotte Agell Jan Slater Judith Sobol Alan & Carol Sockloff Susan Stoddard Pam Berry & Doug Warren Patricia Welsch Genie & Nat Wheelwright

Friend (up to $99) Anonymous (16) Tom Abelson Susanna Adams Susan Anderson Joseph Balaban Sally & Ron Bancroft Linda Berman Joyce Bermel David Bilski Katherine Bracher Eleanor Brown Joelle F. Cabot Nancy B. Chandler Phyllis Chinlund Judith Clarke & Thomas Rusk Doug & Andrea Cone Elizabeth Cullen Christine A. Dascher Carl de Boor Joel Deckler Karen Diamond & William LeFurgy Jane Donelon Riva Edelman Benson & Patricia Ford Gershon Gerchikov Nancy Gilbert Maggie Gill Frank Hammelman Dr. Sally C. Hoople Nick Hopley Elaine Hyman Ira & Jessica Hymoff George & Margaret Isaacson Jillian Jakeman Jane & Dewitt John

Robert & Laura Kaster Michael Kelly Katherine Kiefer Wenxin Liu Robert Louden Elizabeth Mayberry Charles Metz Susan G. Mikesell Mildred Minot Roger Nadeau Delene Perley Edward Riggs Robin & Laurence Rubinstein Goldie Shabad John J. Smith Anne Spencer Seth & Laura Sprague Bob & Ann Springhorn Nancy Struve Kay Sullivan Richard Swain June & David Vail Ann van der Meulen Lloyd M. Van Lunen & Margaret A. Wilson Barbara Vickery Sophie Whitehouse

STUDENT SPONSORS Six-Week Full Sponsorship Patricia Brown Barbara Gauditz Peter & Harriette Griffin Lewis & Adria Kaplan (2) Richard & Maryan F. Chapin Scholarship (2)

Tod & Lyn Rodger Deborah Schall Claudia & Michael Spies Ruth & Rupert White Three-Week Full Sponsorship Doug Collins Lorna & Jack Flynn Susan Lavan Kent & Natalie Mitchell Bill & Mary Earl Rogers Liza & Reid Thompson Dominique van de Stadt & Octavio Pajaro Three-Week Tuition Sponsorship Anonymous (3) 2021 Dr. Louis and Anne J. Bachrach Memorial Scholarship (2) Susan & Peter Bachrach (2) Robert & Carol Briselli Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Corson (2) Bernard & Phyllis Givertz Bill & Sally Haggett Charles Johnson & Jean Appleby Johnson David Lakari Paul J. Lynskey Piano Scholarship James T. Morgan Dr. Richard & Sandra Neiman Herbert & Harriet Paris Lenore & Norman Rapkin Civia & Irwin H. Rosenberg Ed & Whitney Selover Sallie Smith Kise Karsten Sorensen

ARTIST SPONSOR Elliot Rosen & Sharon Cohen: Dover Quartet Residency

GIFTS IN DEDICATION In Memory of Adrian Asherman Ellen Asherman In Memory of Dr. Louis and Anne J. Bachrach Christine & George Bachrach In Honor of Patricia Brown Patricia G. Hoffman Amy Krawczyk Don & Sue Rudalevige In Memory of Martin Canin Fiorella Canin In Memory of Richard & Maryan F. Chapin Riggs Cove Foundation Gordon & Margery Carr Aldus & Esther Chapin Scott & Marya Lundgren In Memory of Jane Collins Amy Krawczyk In Honor of James Daniels Martha Gifford In Honor of June Han Amy Krawczyk

In Honor of Peter Kaye’s 100th Birthday Elliot Rosen & Sharon Cohen

In Honor of David Ying & Phillip Ying Mona Freer

In Honor of Susan Lavan Amy Krawczyk


In Memory of Paul J. Lynskey Jan Roberson In Memory of Clifford E. Provencal, Jr. Jeanine Provencal In Memory of David Schall Barbara & John Norton In Memory of Elliott Schwartz Ed & Nancy Langbein In Memory of Anita Simmons Peter Simmons & Charlotte Agell In Memory of Ann Stephenson Dick Stephenson In Memory of Andrew Twaddle Friends of Andrew In Memory of Judy Warren Pam Berry & Doug Warren In Honor of David Ying & Elinor Freer Mona Freer

Individuals with a Festival legacy gift Anonymous (2) Elinor Bachrach Patricia Brown Margy Burroughs Beatrice Français James T. Morgan Peggy Siegle Dick Stephenson Susan Wider

CORPORATIONS Bath Savings Institution The Brunswick Hotel CelloBello Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts ERI Design The Highlands HM Payson & Co. Maine Public Portland Press Herald Power of Giving Campaign Steinway & Sons The Times Record The Violin Channel

FOUNDATIONS Anonymous (1) Aaron Copland Fund for Music Alfred M. Senter Fund Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University Charles Gamper Music Fund of the Maine Community Foundation Donnelley Charitable Lead Unitrust Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust Onion Foundation Riggs Cove Foundation Roselle B. Fine Charitable Lead Trust

GOVERNMENT Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the NEA. National Endowment for the Arts ^ deceased

Our intention is to acknowledge all donors accurately. Please contact us to report any error or omissions: info@bowdoinfestival.org or 207-373-1400.


Statement of Financial Position As of October 31, 2021 (estimated, unaudited) The Festival remains in a strong financial position despite the challenges presented by COVID. We were fortunate to have an inperson Festival, yet limited the number of students due to COVID policies and restrictions. There were also no public concerts or resulting ticket revenue. However, through strong community support, grants, and investments, we ended our year with an increase in net assets.

ASSETS Cash and Other Current Assets Investments Building & Equipment Total Assets

418,000 4,394,000 695,000 5,507,000



Accrued Expenses


Notes Payable


Total Liabilities


NET ASSETS Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted

3,398,000 233,000

Permanently Restricted


Total Net Assets


Total Liabilities and Net Assets



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tistic Directors David Ying Phillip Ying

cutive Director Daniel Nitsch

oard of Trustees Chair Elliot Rosen

Vice Chair na Brown Flynn

Board of Trustees

Treasurer Elliot Peter Griffin

Rosen, Chair Lorna Brown Flynn, Vice Chair Secretary Robert C. Briselli, Treasurer Jan Williams Kent Mitchell, Secretary Robert Briselli

Patricia Brown Susan Chadima Margy Burroughs Douglas Collins Susan Chadima Jane Eberle Jane Eberle Rol Fessenden Rol Fessenden Dr. Bernard Givertz Beatrice Français Peter Griffin Bernard Givertz Ian Hartsough Ian Hartsough Sam Hayward Sam Hayward Patricia Brown

Susan Lavan Kent Mitchell

Charles Johnson Susan Lavan James T. Morgan Daniel Nitsch Barbara Norton Dr. Hugh Phelps Norman Rapkin Deborah Schall Claudia Pierson Spies Susanne Stover Dominique van de Stadt Susan Weems Jan Williams David Ying Phillip Ying

Staff David Ying, Artistic Director Phillip Ying, Artistic Director Daniel Nitsch, Executive Director Grace Bell, Director of Admissions and Operations Sam Kyzivat, Foundation Relations Associate Emily Manzo, Director of Development Keith Orlando, Finance and HR Officer Photography by Niles Singer