DAVIDSON, NC – It is with great disappointment that WDAV and Davidson College announce the cancellation of WDAV’s 2020 Young Chamber Musicians Competition due to the threat of COVID-19. This difficult announcement is made with the safety of concertgoers, musicians, jurors, staff, and volunteers involved with the competition as a top priority.

Due to the uncertainty inherent in this crisis and the complexity of moving this event to a future date, we do not plan to hold the Young Chamber Musicians Competition at a later date.

Although the competition will not take place in 2020, the jury did complete its review of applications. WDAV would like to announce the four ensembles who were selected to compete in the final round of the Young Chamber Musicians Competition. Please join us in congratulating these four outstanding ensembles:

Senior Division Finalists

Persée String Quartet

Persée String Quartet
McGill University, Schulich School of Music
Montreal, Canada


Elara Quartet

Elara Quartet
Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, OH

Junior Division Finalists

Dasani Quartet

Dasani String Quartet
Music Institute of Chicago Academy
Chicago, IL


The Bach Trio

The Bach Trio
San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
Pre-College – San Francisco, CA


Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook for additional updates regarding the Young Chamber Musicians Competition.

Further information regarding refunds for ticket will be emailed to ticket purchasers. Questions about ticket refunds can be directed to the Davidson College Box Office at 704-894-2135.

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