Rachel Odo | Executive Director Lyra Music | 917-705-5089


Lyra Music Festival and Workshop
Celebrating 10 Years!

Lyra Music presents world-class guest artists The Horszowski Trio,
Fei-Fei, Ayano Ninomiya and Astrid Schween in Masterclass and Concert

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Lyra Music Festival 2019 – 10th Anniversary   

July 7-27, 2019 | Smith College, Sage Hall
144 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063

TICKETS available at:

Concerts: $20.00 | Masterclasses: $10.00

*Free Live Classical Music Outreach Concerts with Lyra Music Workshop Students in Amherst, Easthampton, Northampton, South Hadley and Springfield
See complete event listing:

Festival Events
July 11 | 7:30 PM
Lyra Music Faculty Artists in Concert

July 13 | 1:00 PM
Violin Masterclass with Ayano Ninomiya and Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 13 | 4:00 PM
Violinist Ayano Ninomiya in Concert with Pianist Pei-Shan Lee

July 18 | 1:30PM
Chamber Music Masterclass: The Horszowski Trio & Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 18 | 7:30PM
The Horszowski Trio in Concert

July 20 | 10:30 AM
Piano Masterclass with Fei-Fei and Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 20 | 4:00 PM
Pianist Fei-Fei in Concert

July 21 | 10:30 AM
Cello Masterclass with Astrid Schween and Lyra Music Workshop Students

July 21 | 4:00PM
Cellist Astrid Schween in Concert with Pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion

July 27 | 1:00PM
Lyra Music Student Gala Final Concert

About the Lyra Music Festival: The Lyra Music Festival is an outstanding series of summer classical music events based in Northampton, MA. Each July Lyra brings together world class musicians, talented young string players and pianists with an exceptional faculty of professional musicians and educators for concerts, masterclasses and outreach performances. The 2019 Lyra Music Festival celebrates Lyra Music’s 10th Anniversary bringing live classical music to concert halls and non-traditional venues. Lyra Music is supported in part by grants from the Amherst, Easthampton, South Hadley and Springfield Cultural Councils and the Northampton Arts Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Associated Chamber Music Players; and Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee.

Lyra Music Festival Guest Artists and Programs

The HORSZOWSKI TRIO,, Hailed as “Impressive, lithe, persuasive” (The New York Times) and "The most compelling American group to come on the scene." (The New Yorker).

The Horszowski Trio Program:
Haydn: "Gypsy" Trio
Smetana: Trio in G min
Shostakovich: Trio no.2

FEI-FEI, Pianist, Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, a top finalist at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, praised for her “passion, piquancy and tenderness.” (Dallas Morning News).

Fei-Fei Program: Music as an art of story-telling 
Beethoven: Sonata in E-flat major, op.31-no.3
Schumann: Kinderszenen, op.15
Debussy:  Joyeuse Isle
Chopin: 24 preludes

AYANO NINOMIYA, Violinist, "Deeply communicative and engrossing," (The New York Times). Winner of the Naumburg International Violin Competition, the Tibor Varga International Competition, and the Astral Artists National Auditions. In recital with pianist Pei-Shan Lee.

Ayano Ninomiya with Pei-Shan Lee Program:
Bach: Sonata No. 1 in G min
Janacek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Prokofiev: Five Melodies
Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano

ASTRID SCHWEEN, Cellist, Internationally recognized solo artist, chamber musician and music educator, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet, featured in Strings and Strad magazines, on “Living the Classical Life”, NPR, The Violin Channel, CelloBello and as a guest speaker at the Library of Congress. In recital with pianist Victor Santiago Asuncion.

Astrid Schween with Victor Santiago Asuncion Program:

Debussy: Sonate for Cello and Piano
Cassadó: Suite for Violoncello Solo
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces
Franck: Sonata for Cello and Piano

LYRA MUSIC FACULTY ARTISTS in concert,, Yari Bond, cello; Francisco Montero, piano; Peter Rovit, violin; Jacob Savransky, piano.

Lyra Music Faculty Artist Program:
Martinu: Duo No.2 for Violin & Cello
Albeniz: Iberia (selections)
Cassado: Dance of the Green Devil
Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat major
Piazzolla/Bragato: Spring, from The Four Season of Buenos Aires

LYRA MUSIC WORKSHOP STUDENTS in concert,, The celebratory culmination of 3 weeks of conservatory-style classical music training; chamber and solo repertoire performed by the talented young musicians of the Lyra Music Workshop. This gala event is sponsored by Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Company.