2022 Round Top Music Festival
2022 Round Top Music Festival
Eighty-seven talented young artists chosen from more than 450 applicants from all over the world will convene at tiny Round Top, Texas on Sunday June 5 till Sunday July 17, 2022 for the 51st Round Top Music Festival. The 6-week intensely concentrated course supervised by its Founder and Artistic Director James Dick includes orchestra rehearsals and performances, chamber music coaching and performances, master classes, and private lessons. Forty-two faculty members and six conductors will arrive on campus on a rotating schedule to mentor the participants.

Alumni of the previous 50 years are to be found at any corner of the planet playing in great symphony orchestras and teaching in leading universities and conservatories.

Everyday, visitors and music lovers can join and attend rehearsals, master classes and performances at the beautifully crafted and acoustically peerless Festival Concert Hall or at the more intimate Edythe Bates Old Chapel. The 210-acre campus offers shaded picnic areas and free parking.

The Texas Festival Orchestra, body of the Young Artists, will present 8 programs: six of them on Saturdays at 7:30 pm; one on Sunday, July 3 (A Texas Tribute); and one free concert specifically designed for children on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:00 am. The opening orchestral concert is on Saturday June 11.

The orchestra rehearses every weekday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. Rehearsals are open and free to the public.

The 2022 roster of conductors includes:

- Argentinian-born Alex Amsel, Assistant Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

- Austrian Christoph Campestrini, Kapellmeister at the prestigious Wiener Hofmusikkapelle for performances with the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boychoir and Male Choir of the Vienna State Opera in programs of sacred music. He is Music Director of the Oper Klosterneuburg Festival Vienna and Principal Guest Conductor of the International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik.

- Puerto Rican Emilio Colón, The Jacob School (Indiana), Founder and Music Director of the Festival of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico

- South Korean Dongmin Kim, Music Director of the New York Classical Players (NYCP)

- American Michelle Merrill, Chief Conductor of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia (born in Dallas, Texas)

- American Carl St. Clair, Music Director of the Pacific Symphony for more than two decades, principal conductor of the USC Thornton orchestras

Complete schedule is available at http://festivalhill.org/calendar/festival.php. Forty-two events within 6 weeks! Tickets are available online or by calling the Institute office at 979-249-3129.

All concerts are audio recorded and presented to "Performance Today Radio Show" America's most popular classical music radio program. The show is broadcast on 280 public radio stations across the country and reaches approximately 1.4 million listeners each week.

Concerts are also video recorded and can be found on YouTube. More than one million eight hundred thousand views so far!