In last Thursday’s (5/28) Duluth New Tribune (Minnesota), Christa Lawler wrote, “A shoulder injury sidelined Samuel Martin from playing his violin last fall. When the student in the Hartt School’s 20/20 Chamber Music Program wasn’t able to hold his instrument, Martin instead shouldered the task of organizing a new Duluth music festival that he said he hopes someday becomes an internationally respected event. The result of Martin’s time off—the Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival—will be held at various locations in Duluth June 7-18. The festival includes master classes for a small group of hand-selected students from around the world, seminars for local musicians and small run-out concerts throughout the community. … The faculty ranges from artistic director Anton Miller, Martin’s violin instructor who teaches at New York University and the Hartt School and was instrumental in bringing the festival to fruition, to Angela Fuller, a violinist who played with the Minnesota Orchestra before she became the concertmaster for the Houston Symphony. … Martin has spent the last few months finding sponsors and students and securing the faculty.”

Posted June 5, 2009