Author: Franklin Pond

7th Annual Chamber Music Competition Winners

Congratulations to our 2023 Competition Finalists and Winners! Ensemble Name Ensemble Members Grand Prize Magnolia Trio Katherine Chong Brandon Leonard Hailey Culp 2nd Place Varro Quartet Didi Stone Lucas Nyman Erin Li Richard Wang 3rd Place Cirque Quintet Anastasia Waid Lela Stair Benjamin Lee Nick Wandrick Collin Marbutt Finalists Ensemble Name Ensemble Members Dynamic Quartet…
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Franklin Pond students to perform in ASO Appreciation Concert

Two members of the Seahorse Trio—Faith Meshida, violin, and Tej Panchal, harp—will perform with ASO flutist Todd Skitch at the 10th annual Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Musicians Appreciation Concert on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 PM.

2023 Fall Into Spring Finale Concert

April came to a close with the excitement that only 26 near-professional young musicians could create. Our Finale Concert was spectacular. The exceptional playing by each of the seven groups proves that, indeed, classical music is in good hands with the next generation! If you want to take a peek at what happened, check out…
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Franklin Pond students win Kiwanis Competition

Lucas Nyman and Richard Wang have done it again! They won 1st place in the all-Georgia Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase. Both students were part of the Quartet Le Petit that won 1st place last year, and both are seniors this year. Lucas is planning to attend UGA and Richard is going to Stamford.

Catch up with Franklin Pond in the press!

Franklin Pond has had a lot of press recently! See what’s been going on!

2023 Summer Intensive Schedule

Click here to download a PDF of the schedule. Saturday, July 1, 9:30-4:30 Parents’ meeting, coaching, & masterclass Sunday, July 2, 1:30-4:30 Summer Session 1 Thursday July 6–Sunday July 9 Retreat at University of North Georgia in Dahlonega Saturday, July 8 @ 7:30 Retreat Faculty Concert in Gloria Schott Performance Hall, Dahlonega in Nix Music…
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Ciompi Quartet is announced as 2023 Competition Judges

We are excited to announce that the Ciompi Quartet from Duke University will be the judges of the 2023 Chamber Music Competition. Since its founding in 1965 by the renowned Italian violinist Giorgio Ciompi, the Ciompi Quartet of Duke University has delighted audiences and impressed critics around the world. All its members are professors at Duke, where…
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Masterclasses with Itamar Zorman and Liza Stepanova

Our groups had an extra treat when this husband and wife team, Itamar Zorman and Liza Stepanova, performed for them before the masterclasses. Both artists are world renown performers, teachers, and recording artists in the solo and chamber music world. The violinist in our Magnolia Trio had out of town auditions, so Itamar played with…
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Franklin Pond attends GMEA Conference in Athens

Franklin Pond had a booth at the convention for three days at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Conference, and two of our groups played for the Presidents’ Luncheon. They also performed for the Mountain Park Middle School special needs choir, and the chorus kids were fascinated. Ginny and Ronda were very happy when they…
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