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Emerging Artist Competition

November 20 & 21, 2021

Venue SIX10 at the Spertus Institute
610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

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Join us for Cedille’s first recording competition held in celebration of its 30th Anniversary. Six semifinalists will perform live for a panel of judges on November 20, 2021. The finals will be held on November 21, 2021 with up to four finalists competing. The winning performer or ensemble will make a recording produced and released on the Cedille Records label.

The semifinals and finals will be livestreamed on Cedille’s website. In-person attendance for the final round is free and open to the public. You are welcome to come and go as you please. RSVP is requested to guarantee your place.

Registered attendees are invited to a reception (at nearby Mercat a la planxa) to toast the winning performer following the conclusion of the competition.

Email Philip Courington ( for more information.

Proof of vaccination will be required for in-person attendees. Plans and safety protocols are subject to change due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back closer to the event for updated info.

The Emerging Artist Competition is generously supported by the Zell Family Foundation

November 20, 2021

November 21, 2021

the semifinalists

Maya Anjali Buchanan violin

Karisa Chiu violin

Johannes Gray cello

Clare Longendyke piano

Andrew Rosenblum harpsichord

Julian Velasco saxophone

the judges

James Ginsburg
Cedille Records founder and President

Rachel Barton Pine
Violinist, Cedille recording artist
and Cedille Board member

Henry Fogel
Cedille founding Board member
Former President, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Josephine Lee
Artistic Director, Chicago Children’s Choir

George Preston
Vice President and General Manager, WFMT (and former vocalist)

Vladimir Kulenovic
Conductor and former Artistic Director, Lake Forest Symphony

David McGill
Former Principal Bassoon, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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