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Four Maine Students to Attend Bowdoin International Music Festival

May 26, 2015

Four Maine students, ages fourteen to nineteen, will be attending the acclaimed Bowdoin International Music Festival this summer: sisters Hannah and Morgan Flanigan of Yarmouth, Christopher Staknys of Falmouth, and Teal Vickery of Rockland.

The students will be enrolled during the Festival’s 51st Season, to be held June 27-August 8, 2015 at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The summer program will feature chamber music coaching and masterclasses with the Festival’s world-renowned faculty. The students will also have opportunities to perform in Community Concerts throughout mid-coast Maine, and the popular Artists of Tomorrow concerts held several times each week at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin Campus. This year the Festival received more than 700 applications from young musicians from 31 countries and 33 states. From the competitive field of submissions, only 256 students were accepted and enrolled into the program for the summer of 2015.

“We are thrilled to have these talented students from Maine participating in the program this season,” said the Festival’s Director of Admissions and Operations Jen Means. “The Festival attracts the highest caliber musicians from around the world and we are proud to see some young artists from Maine within their ranks.”

Sixteen-year old Hannah Flanigan plays violin and is returning to the Festival for her second year. She will be joined by her sister, fourteen-year old Morgan, who plays the piano. They are homeschooled by her parents, Caryn and Paul Flanigan, of Yarmouth.

Christopher Staknys is a freshman at Juilliard in New York studying piano. The eighteen-year old is from Falmouth and his mother is Audrey Stack.

Returning to the Festival for her third year is Teal Vickery of Rockland. Ms. Vickery attends the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. The nineteen-year old violist is the daughter of Elizabeth Heidemann and David Vickery.

The Festival’s 2015 Season features alumna Jennifer Koh; the Dover, Miro, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets; pianist Peter Serkin; and conductor Robert Moody. To view concert schedules or purchase tickets, visit the Bowdoin Festival on the web at bowdoinfestival.org or call 207-725-3895.

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