Made possible by our wonderful friends of West Windsor, Vermont, Sakiko Ohashi, Music Director, invites you to beautiful West Windsor for four concerts in a beautiful setting.
We're now initiating planning for the July 2023 festival.
We have a very big thank you to Chen-Yi Wu for her photographic and video artistry. She was so creative and diligent in capturing the festival.
Some photos are posted below and we'll be adding more soon!
Also, thank you's go to Matthew Shackelford, a very active and professional assistant for Chen-Yi's work (he's a wonderful artist, too), and Chen-Yi's husband.
And, another shout out to Tina Wu, our Festival on-site coordinator. She was helping so much behind the scenes and at the festival, too. Her spirit lifts us all.
Opening Concert - Friday, July 21nd, 7:30pm
Family Concert: Saturday morning, July 22rd, 10:00am
Concert - Saturday, July 22rd, 7:30pm
Midday Sunday Concert - July 23, 3:00pm
The Weekend of Music is a collaboration with our friends in the West Windsor/Brownsville area and music lovers everywhere.
Chen-Yi Wu, photographer
Sakiko Ohashi, Festival Artistic Director, is a native of Japan and began her piano studies at the age of four. By the time she was 10 years old, she was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division as a student of Herbert Stessin. Since then, performances have taken her throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.
In 1996, Ms. Ohashi made her concerto debut at Lincoln Center in New York City, performing Bartok’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Symphony conducted by Otto-Werner Mueller. She is also the winner of the 1993 E. Nakamichi Concerto Competition at the Aspen Music Festival where she appeared with the Aspen Young Artists Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the South Carolina Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and the South Dakota Symphony. In New York, her appearances have included venues such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Juilliard Theatre, and The Harvard Club.
At the Juilliard School, her awards and scholarships included Van Cliburn, Lilian Halpern, Bertha Levin, Alexander Siloti, and the Maxwell Muriel Gluck Fellowship. She studied chamber music under Felix Galimir, Stephen Clapp, and Jonathan Feldman.
Ms. Ohashi has appeared in numerous music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, Orford Centre for the Arts, Banff Center for the Arts, Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, Glassboro Summer Session, and Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.
She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, and has taught at the Greenwich House of Music in New York, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee, Augustana College in South Dakota, and Bard College in New York. She studied with Zitta Zohar and participated in master classes with Anton Kuerti, Philippe Entremont, Gaby Casadesus, Philippe Bianconi, Bernd Glemser, and Catherine Vickers. In addition, she is featured in 3 CDs of Creole composers Gottschalk, Dede, and Lambert on the Naxos label.
Ms. Ohashi served as Assistant Chair of Music at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA|Riverfront), where she directed the Classical Instrumental Division for five years. Most recently, she has served as the Director of the Preparatory Division at The Bard Conservatory. A dedicated teacher, her students have won numerous competitions both locally and nationally. She currently resides in Miami.