Artistic partnerships are OMF's connection to the world. As an integral part of OMF's artistic policy, international projects enhance festival offerings and facilitate artistic enrichment for our artists and the communities we serve. Currently, OMF is pursuing a number of collaborative projects nationally and internationally, including those in Brazil, Italy, Austria, China, Croatia, England and other countries. Many of them are done through local institutions; the most recent partnerships are listed below. We maintain that such enrichment is mutually beneficial and that it provides a bigger world-view as the context in which the festival functions.
New Collaborators and Partnerships for 2019 and 2020
- Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy
- London Sinfonietta, London, England
- Roma Sinfonietta, Rome Italy
- Portland Symphonic Choir
- Chigiana International Festival and Summer Academy, Siena, Italy
- Teatro della Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, Jesi, Italy
- Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Van Cliburn Competition
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
The partnership starts with the 2018 season and the engagement of the Van Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (2005). From there, this exclusive, open-ended collaboration will enable Van Cliburn to present its competition winners at OMF or in various OMF projects internationally. Featuring the newest crop of talent in concerto performances in Oregon makes this partnership particularly significant. The competition needs little introduction since its distinguished legacy is world renowned.
Brazilian National Theater
Orquestra Sinfônica do
Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro - OSTNCS
OMF partnership with the Brazilian National Theater came on the initiative of the US Department of State with the desire to strengthen cultural ties between USA and Brazil. Since then, OMF and OSTNCS have collaborated on several projects including the gala events last July which marked the 200-year anniversary of US/Brazil friendship. Future projects include artistic residencies and educational outreach programs in both countries.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition
South Bend, Indiana, USA
OMF/Fischoff partnership provides for winners of the competition to serve as Artists in Residence at Oregon Music Festival. This season we are pleased to welcome Fischoff's Grand Prize winners Ulysses Quartet to OMF 2017. Founded in 1973 in South Bend, Indiana, USA, Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious classical music prizes attainable today.
EMMA for Peace
Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy
OMF's newest partner is EMMA, a European cultural agency dedicated to the promotion of peace through music. OMF and EMMA plan to share artists and co-produce educational music project in Europe and elsewhere, giving special opportunities to the new generation of musicians who see art as a vehicle for effective cross-cultural dialogue.