David Deveau, piano | Andrés Cárdenes, violin | Barry Shiffman, viola | Anne Martindale Williams, cello

The 36th Annual Rockport Chamber Music Festival closes with beloved Artistic Director David Deveau in his farewell Festival performance, alongside longtime collaborators Andres Cardenes and Anne Martindale Williams, joining with the newly appointed Artistic Director Barry Shiffman in a truly grand performance of Mozart, Dvorák and more.

A Festival Grand Finale

The Festival closes with beloved Artistic Director David Deveau in his farewell performance, alongside longtime collaborators Andrés Cárdenes and Anne Martindale Williams, along with Artistic Director Designate Barry Shiffman (co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Associate Dean at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto) in a truly grand performance. Following the concert, all patrons attending are invited to a post-concert reception in honor of David Deveau at the Rockport Art Association and Museum.


BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 87

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David Deveau, piano

Now in his twenty-second (and final) year as Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, pianist David Deveau has been critically acclaimed internationally for his expressive and poetic interpretations of solo piano repertoire. He has been heard on four continents in recital, concerti and chamber music, and in recent years has presented the world premieres of works of John Harbison, Peter Child, Scott Wheeler and other significant American composers. He has performed frequently throughout North America and made his debut tour of China in 2005. A music faculty member at MIT since 1988, Deveau has given master classes at the top universities and conservatories in the country.  David Deveau’s recently released CD Siegfried Idyll by Steinway Classics received rave reviews including the New York Times hailing that “…pianist David Deveau gives a sensitive account of a fascinating solo piano transcription of Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’…It’s a revelation to hear this sublime, intimate work played on the piano.” 

“Altogether, this recital was, in short, one of those musical events that linger long in the memory – not for grandeur of effect and not for dazzlement, but for lyric expression that goes straight to the heart of the matter.”  The New York Times