Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition to begin May 10

by Megan Zagger

40th annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

The 40th annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition will be held May 10 to 12 (Friday to Sunday) in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame.

This unique weekend features remarkable young musicians from around the world in three divisions: juniors, senior strings and senior winds. Ensembles may include brass quintets, string quartets, woodwind quintets, piano trios, saxophone quartets, string sextets, percussion ensembles, wind trios and an eclectic mix of winds and strings.

The quarter-final and semi-final rounds of the competition will be held May 10 and 11 and are free and open to the public. The final round competition, to be held May 12, also is free, but tickets are required for the grand prize concert. Tickets are available online at http://performingarts.nd.edu, or by visiting or calling the center’s ticket office at 574-631-2800.

Established in South Bend in 1973, the Fischoff Competition is the nation’s largest chamber music competition and attracts musicians from across the country and around the world.

More information and a complete schedule of events are available at http://fischoff.org.