The Da Camera Young Artist Program is a fellowship program for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers and composers. This program is designed to achieve two goals: 1) Provide career-expanding experiences and training to the next generation of artists, encouraging them to create music for the community throughout their careers, and 2) Offer young students and neglected audiences exposure to great music and talented performers, using music as a vehicle for scholastic exploration and inspiration. Da Camera Young Artists participate in an exciting variety of performances, workshops and school visits. They perform at the Wortham Center; The Menil Collection; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and area hospitals. They are the principal teaching artists for Da Camera’s innovative Music Encounters program.

The 2017/2018 Young Artists are: Josh Coe, composer; Kyle Comer, guitar; Callie Denbigh, mezzo-soprano; Wesley Ducote, piano; Amanda Galick, flute; Stephanie Gustafson, harp; Timothy Krippner, piano; Matt Lammers, violin; Giancarlo Latta, violin; Amelia Love, soprano; August Ramos, double bass; Annamarie Reader, cello; Jacob Schafer, violin; Brady Spitz, percussion; Nathan Watts, cello; Rainey Weber, viola; Anya Wilkening, violin; and Sergein Yap, viola. The second year fellows are Kyle Comer, Callie Denbigh, Wesley Ducote, Amanda Galick, Stephanie Gustafson and Amelia Love.

Look for upcoming performances by the Da Camera Young Artists on our Free Events page.

 

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    Kyle Comer

    Kyle Comer began studying the classical guitar at age nine and has been a top prizewinner in numerous competitions around the U.S., including the University of Colorado’s International Guitar Festival & Competition, and the esteemed Guitar Foundation of America’s International Youth Competition. Mr. Comer has performed for a wide range...

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    Callie Denbigh

    American mezzo-soprano Callie Denbigh was a 2014/15 Opera Works Artist at English National Opera in London and is thrilled to join Da Camera as a 2016/17 Young Artist. Described in the Huddersfield Examiner as having “a very wide range and bags of technique”, Ms. Denbigh’s performance experience has spanned the...

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    Wesley Ducote

    A pianist of a wide-ranging repertoire, Wesley Ducote regularly performs works dating from the Renaissance to the last decade as well as the standards in between. His work often attempts to bridge the gaps between disparate realms of repertoire so that their underlying connections result in better informed and even...

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    Amanda Galick

    Amanda Galick is a flutist and educator in the Houston area. A first-year Young Artist, she has performed in many concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts. Her performance in collaboration with Bing Wang, Inon Barnatan and Harry Bicket...

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    Stephanie Gustafson

    Originally from the Chicago area, harpist Stephanie Gustafson currently resides in Houston, where she is an active performer and teacher. An experienced orchestral musician, she has been Principal Harpist of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra since August 2015, and has been a guest of the Austin Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra...

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    Amelia Love

    Soprano Amelia Love made her professional debut as Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro with Austin Lyric Opera in 2013, and has enjoyed returning to Austin to perform as Musetta in LOLA Production’s all-female rendition of La Bohème (La Femme Bohème). Ms. Love brings a quirky sense of humor to...