Launched in 2012 by pianist Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the most dynamic classical music organizations in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach.
The Performance Division of Chamber Music | OC is designed to provide residents of Southern California with world-class chamber music recitals featuring rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Distinguished guest artists have included Colin Carr, cello; Yuri Cho, violin; Paul Coletti, viola; Robert deMaine, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; Grace Fong, piano; Alan Kay, clarinet; Julian Martin, piano; David Samuel, viola; Philip Setzer, violin; William VerMeulen, horn; the Jupiter String Quartet; and Trio Céleste.
The 2016/2017 season will feature the organization’s Carnegie Hall Debut featuring the world premiere of a new commission by composer Paul Dooley.
The Education Division of Chamber Music | OC is anchored by the Young Artist Program, the only tuition-free program of its kind in the country. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 25, the program provides a unique and comprehensive musical education that features chamber music coachings and performance classes, musicianship and eurythmics workshops, career development seminars, participation in distinguished guest artist master classes, community outreach performances, the Rising Stars Recital Series, and the Young Artist Honors Ensemble.
The Community Outreach Division of Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through collaborations with local schools and community organizations. The program offers a range of single- and multi- session workshops designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn about how music can positively affect their well-being. Partnering organizations include the Irvine Adult Day Health Services, Kids Institute for Development and Advancement, Human Options, the Orange County Children’s Therapeutic Art Center, and the Delhi Center.