Author: Franklin Pond

2024 Summer Intensive Program Dates are Announced

The 2024 Summer Intensive Program schedule has been posted. Click here to download a PDF of the schedule. Sunday, June 30, 1:30-4:30 Parents’ meeting, coaching, & masterclass Monday, July 1, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 1 Wednesday, July 3, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 2 Monday, July 8, 9:30-4:30 Summer Session 3 Wednesday, July 10 – Sunday, July 14…
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Franklin Pond Alumni in Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition

The 2023-2024 Winners of the Georgia Philharmonic Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition have been announced. Our very own Tej Panchal (2022-23, 2023-24) is one of the winners, and Didi Stone (2020-21, 2022-23, 2023-24) is a Runner-Up with Honorable Mention! The winners will perform with the Georgia Philharmonic on February 24, 2024 at the Woodruff…
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Upcoming Masterclass with Dover Quartet

Franklin Pond announces a masterclass with the Dover Quartet, “one of the greatest quartets of the last 100 years” (BBC Magazine)! This event is free and open to the public. Tuesday, January 16 6:00 – 8:00 PM Rich Theatre of the Woodruff Arts Center 1280 Peachtree St NE Atlanta, GA 30309  

Fall Into Spring Student Performances

Our Fall Into Spring students have been busy this fall! The Willow Quartet performed at the Woodruff Arts Center Luminaries Luncheon. The Eucalyptus Trio performed for the Board of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and another quartet made up of Franklin Pond students and alums played twice at the High Museum and at the Four Pillar…
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Upcoming Masterclass with David Coucheron

Franklin Pond announces a masterclass with the incredible David Coucheron, First Violin and Concertmaster with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Franklin Pond chamber groups will be playing. This event is free and open to the public: friends, family, and anyone interested in seeing and hearing what we do at The Pond! Saturday, December 2 11:00 AM –…
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Summer Intensive Program ends with Bravos from all!

The Summer was definitely intense this year, with big challenges for the students, who rose to them beautifully. The Summer began with a 4-day retreat to the University of North Georgia, where students had daily coaching from Franklin Pond faculty and classes in contradance and singing. The Franklin Pond Quartet, made up of faculty members…
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Fall Into Spring Deadline is August 15

The deadline to apply for Fall Into Spring 2023-24 is August 15.

Franklin Pond Summer Finale Showcase – July 30

Enjoy a free performance by 16 young musicians, ranging in age from 11-16, presenting some of classical music’s most beloved chamber works by Haydn, Mozart, Dittersdorf, Shostakovich, and more. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored in part by Fulton County and the Georgia Council for the Arts. Sunday, July…
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University of Georgia Department of Music and Franklin Pond present “An Evening of Chamber Music”

Franklin Pond Chamber Music, in collaboration with the University of North Georgia Department of Music, will perform “An Evening of Chamber Music” at the Gloria Shott Performance Hall in Dahlonega, Ga., on Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public – no tickets are required for general admission…
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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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