The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced the winners of the latest CMS II competition. Twelve new members were chosen from an international pool of more than two hundred applicants, with fifty three invited to participate in the live auditions. Among the talented winners joining the CMS Two program for the 2012-2013 season is Romie de Guise-Langlois, Adjunct Professor of Clarinet and Concert Artist at the Kean University Conservatory of Music
In 2007 the New York Times dubbed Romie “a formidable clarinetist.” Her work has been praised for technique, subtlety, nuance and humor.
The illustrious panel judging the live round of auditions included CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, faculty member and former president of the New England Conservatory of Music cellist Laurence Lesser; Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Anthony Fogg; Director of Artistic Planning for Carnegie Hall Jeremy Geffen, as well as prominent musicians, and members of the CMS artistic staff.
The CMS II program provides outstanding performers with unparalleled professional opportunities. During their three-year residency, members participate in all aspects of musical life at CMS, including national and international tours; radio and television broadcasts; recordings, and performances in Alice Tully Hall, the Rose Studio, and the Kaplan Penthouse. Professor de Guise, in addition to teaching clarinet at the Kean Conservatory of Music, will perform on the Kean Concert Artist Series three times this year: on Thursday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Enlow Hall, when she will play a sonata with Gabriel Martinez; on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Enlow Hall, when she will play chamber works by 2011-2012 Concert Artist Composer-in-Residence João Guilherme Ripper; and on February 26, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Kean Hall, when she will perform in the Beethoven Septet in E-flat major, Opus 20.