Formed in 2004, the Annapolis Chamber Players grew out of collaborative ventures dating back to the 1990s. In 2006, we received our not-for-profit status, which allowed us to expand our programs. In addition to our Classics & Gems series we regularly perform at the Charles Carroll House and other venues in the Mid-Atlantic area.
We are devoted to fostering an appreciation of mixed chamber music for all ages. To this end we also perform at senior centers and remote locations and offer young musicians opportunities to flourish.
We appreciate the support of our patrons, friends, and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
...Phyllis Crossen-Richardson, Artistic Director
Phyllis Crossen-Richardson (Artistic Director & Clarinet) has performed extensively as chamber musician and recitalist throughout the United States.
Gail D. Vehslage (Flute) received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, studying with William Hebert, and her Master's Degree in Flute Performance.
Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and began piano lessons at the age six. While in school, she was the winner of the Wonderlic piano competition in Baltimore, placed second place in the Kaohsiung City Competition, third prize in the University Piano Competition and fourth in the Kawai Competition. She was also the rehearsal pianist for Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra for two years. Upon graduation from the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, she moved to Baltimore to pursue graduate studies at The Peabody Institute.
Nicholas Hodges (Viola) has appeared as a chamber musician, recitalist, and orchestral musician in concerts and venues in the United States and Europe.
A native of Long Island, New York, Elizabeth Meszaros (Cello) received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland in May 2012.
Jonathan Richards (Violin) received his Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Northern Illinois University where he studied with Mathias Tacke and Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet.
The Annapolis Chamber Players are launching our summer chamber music festival, the Annapolis Chamber Music Project, July 12-17, 2015. This week-long event is geared toward music lovers of all ages. Students ages 12-18 (Grades 6-12) as well as adult amateurs who play standard orchestral instruments can participate in Master Classes, performance classes, lessons, small ensemble coaching sessions, and recitals. FREE Lunchtime Concerts will be open to the public.
A limited number of spaces are available. Participants must be able to perform at a minimum of Level 3-4 (Intermediate). Chamber music groups will be formed based on age, playing ability, and completion of a placement audition.
For more information and to apply CLICK HERE.
Applications are accepted on a rolling admission basis.
Dr. Phyllis Crossen-Richardson,
Artistic Director & Clarinet