Charleston Music Fest

Charleston Music Fest presents the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by world-class artists to Lowcountry audiences; develops new and younger audiences for chamber music; and provides educational activities which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form. 

2022-2023 Season Concert

Charleston Music Fest artists Khoma, Volodymyr, and Siow


Monday, Feb. 6

Charleston Music Fest presents "Great Romantics" featuring two monumental works: Smetana’s Piano trio in G minor, Op. 15 and Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E♭ Major, Op. 47.

Lee Chin Siow, Violin
Jan-Marie Joyce, Viola
Natalia Khoma, Cello
Volodymyr Vynnytsky, Piano

  • 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre
  • $30 general; $25 senior citizens; $20 military/veterans; $20 for CofC students via student portal 
  • Buy tickets ONLINE — Box office staff is available (Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm) to assist by phone at 843.953.4726, by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre (44 George St.).

Violinist LEE-CHIN SIOW, praised by the American Record Guide as “a distinguished cultural asset of international stature” and by London’s The Strad Magazine as a “trailblazing role model for string players,” launched her career as Singapore’s first violin soloist to make a mark and forge a solo career on the international classical music stage. She has wowed audiences in more than 20 countries across five continents, from Carnegie Hall to Osaka Symphony Hall. A seasoned performer and the Henryk Szeryng International Competition Gold Medalist, Siow is Professor of Violin at the College of Charleston. (Fun fact: She has a postage stamp in her image in Singapore!) 

Cellist NATALIA KHOMA “…plays with masterful authority…magical and deeply touching…” (New York Concert Review), thrilling audiences around the world and capturing top honors at All-Ukrainian competition, Budapest Pablo Casals Competition, Tchaikovsky International Competition and Belgrade International Cello Competition. Khoma is Professor of Cello at the College of Charleston. (Fun fact: She is the only Ukrainian cellist to become a laureate of the Tchaikovsky International Competition!)

Violist JAN-MARIE JOYCE is Principal Violist of the Charleston Symphony, where she has appeared frequently as soloist. She also has performed with orchestras across the country such as Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Naples Philharmonic, Akron Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic. Joyce can be heard on a CD of chamber music for oboe and strings with members of her family. (Fun Fact: She has held the position of Principal Violist of the Charleston Symphony for 24 years!)

Pianist VOLODYMYR VYNNYTSKY has graced many of the great music halls of the world including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, the Great Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatory, the Theatre Champs d'Elysees, and St. John’s Smith Square in London. Vynnytsky is Music Director of the Music and Art Center in New York and Director of Chamber Music at the College of Charleston. (Fun fact: He is a laureate of the Margueritte Long-Jacques Thibaud International Piano Competition in Paris!)



Your gift to Charleston Music Fest is tax deductible and supports excellence in the arts and education as well as student educational opportunities. There are many ways to donate, with benefits and privileges available to you in thanks for your generosity. Contact us by calling 843.953.8223 or by email to learn more.

Ways to give:

  • Mail a check made out to Charleston Music Fest to: Attn: Charleston Music Fest, Music Department, College of Charleston, 66 George St., Charleston, SC 29424
  • Credit Card: Make your gift here (Under "Designation" select "Other" and under "How Would You Like to Direct Your Donation" type "Charleston Music Fest - R466")

PAST CONCERTS: 2021-2022 Season

A fundraising concert of Beethoven works performed by faculty members Yuriy Bekker (violin), Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano). BEETHOVEN program: Variations in E Flat Major from Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte for cello & piano, as well as Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, Archduke Trio.

Charleston Music Fest Artistic Director, Natalia Khoma, shares, "Ludwig van Beethoven is one of my favorites. And over the years, I've come to love his music more and more. In his music we can find all human feelings — joy, passion, sadness, melancholy, excitement and much more that cannot even be described in words. His music is pure, speaks directly to your heart and teaches you how to be better, kinder, more compassionate. It gives you hope and happiness and brings people together!"

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