Category: What’s Happening at FPCM

Sycamore Trio wins Silver at Fischoff

Our Sycamore Trio won the SILVER MEDAL (2nd prize) in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Junior Division! We are ALL so proud of these young musicians (and their parents!). This is an incredibly huge honor. Congratulations to Tobias Liu (violin), Brandon Leonard (cello), and Grace Peng (piano). Many thanks to the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, who provided spaces in…
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We are accepting applications for Fall Into Spring 2022-2023

Applications for Fall Into Spring 2022-2023 are due on September 1. Fall Into Spring runs October through May. During this time, students will receive a minimum of: 8 coaching sessions with faculty from the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Opera 2 master classes with nationally recognized distinguished artists 2 live performance opportunities in a formal and…
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Summer Intensive Program Final Showcase Concert is on Sunday, July 31

The students of Franklin Pond’s Summer Intensive Program will showcase their talent and hard work, performing works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Kodaly, Shostakovich, Hoffmeister, Clarke, Barriere, Bach, and Franklin Pond alumnus, Samuel Viguerie. Sunday, July 31 3:00 PM Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Kellett Chapel

2022 Summer Retreat Highlights

We had a great time at this year’s retreat at University of Georgia in Dahlonega. The students are a tremendous group of musicians, and they worked so hard.

Ronda Respess retires from Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honored Franklin Pond Founder & Artistic Director, Ronda Respess, along with other retirees during a concert in May. “The end of the 2021/22 ASO season gives us the opportunity to thank six long-time musicians for their combined 281 years of bringing joy to Atlanta, and indeed the world, through their music. We…
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6th Annual Chamber Music Competition Winners

Out of the 13 groups who competed in the 6th Annual Chamber Music Competition, six won awards. Grand Prize Winners The judges—The Dali Quartet—gave inspiring performances of Piazzolla “Tango Ballet” and Mendelssohn Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80. Sycamore Trio, High School Division Grand Prize winner, performed Shostakovich Piano Trio in E Minor, Op. 67.…
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Franklin Pond student featured in Marietta Daily Journal

Eugenie Lim, the youngest member of the Franklin Pond Orchestra, was recently featured in Marietta Daily Journal. “Inspired by her brother’s talent for the cello, at the age of 6 Lim was not yet aware of the skill she would cultivate as a violinist. Although she practiced piano throughout her childhood, there was something about…
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Sycamore Trio wins big in Young Chamber Musicians Competition

The Sycamore Trio—Tobias Liu (violin), Brandon Leonard (cello), and Grace Peng (piano)—won both 1st place in the Junior Division and the People’s Choice Award in the Young Chamber Musicians Competition on Sunday, April 24.