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Four YSM alums win CMS Two auditions

Four graduates of the Yale School of Music were among the twelve musicians selected as the winners of this year's CMS Two auditions.

CMS Two, a program of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, offers valuable professional opportunities to performers in the early stages of major careers. During their three-year residency, members participate in all aspects of musical life at CMS, including national and international tours; radio and television broadcasts; recordings, and performances in venues including Alice Tully Hall.

From an initial pool of more than two hundred applicants from around the world, fifty-three were invited to participate in the live auditions. The four Yalies selected were cellist Mihai Marica ’04CERT, ’08AD; clarinetist Romie de Guise-Langlois ’06MM, ’07AD; oboist James Austin Smith ’08MM; and percussionist Ian Rosenbaum ’11AD. The other eight musicians selected were pianists Gloria Chien and Soyeon Lee; violinists Benjamin Beilman, Nicolas Dautricourt, Sean Lee, Alexander Sitkovetsky, and Areta Zhulla; and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek.

The panel for the live auditions included CMS artistic directors David Finckel and Wu Han; cellist Laurence Lesser, a faculty member and former president of the New England Conservatory of Music; Anthony Fogg, artistic administrator of the Boston Symphony; Jeremy Geffen, director of artistic planning for Carnegie Hall; and additional musicians and members of the CMS artistic staff.

View the announcement on the CMSLC website here.