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Walden Chamber Players
Young Artist Competition

Walden Chamber PlayersThe Walden Chamber Players Young Artist Competition is held annually to promote and encourage young musicians from the greater Boston area interested in the performance and study of chamber music. The winner will perform in a public concert with the Walden Chamber Players and receive a cash prize.
Founded in 1997, the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Critics have hailed its performances of everything from Bach to Schoenberg, and Chamber Music America Magazine raves: "A season spent with the Walden Chamber Players is a time for discovery." The success of its performances, recordings and educational curricula has earned it a place as one of the most sought-after chamber ensembles in the United States.

2014 Winner, Christopher Rogers-Beadle, viola

Christopher Rogers-Beadle The Walden Chamber Players is pleased to announce that 17 year-old violist Christopher Rogers-Beadle is the winner of the 2014 Walden Chamber Players Young Artist competition.

Christopher is a resident of Hingham Massachusetts. He began his musical studies at the age of four at the South Shore Conservatory and switched to viola in 2012. He currently attends the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, where he is an avid chamber musician, and currently plays in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.

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2013 Winner, Sammy Andonian, violin

Walden Chamber PlayersThe Walden Chamber Players was pleased to announce that 15 year-old violinist Sammy Andonian was the winner of the 2013 Walden Chamber Players Young Artist competition. As the winner of the competition, Sammy received a $500 cash-prize and joined the Walden Chamber Players in a performance of the Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No 1 in B minor in a public concert at the Andover Newton Theological School on November 3rd, 2013.

Sophie Applbaum, runner-up

2013 Interview and Performance Video