Southampton Arts Festival Celebrating it's third year, is an international classical music festival featuring today’s leading musicians and child prodigy students. This year we are honored to welcome one of the most renowned musicians of our time, pianist Evgeny Kissin, as our Honorary Artistic Advisors.
The Festival's Internationally acclaimed musicians include winners of Tchaikovsky, William Kapell, Montreal, Paganini, Young Concert Artist, Queen Elizabeth International competitions, as well as musicians from New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony among others.
Previous years Young Artist program included students from Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Michigan State University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Duke University, Peabody Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and London Guildhall University. Some participating students are already winners of international competitions.
This year, In addition to presenting world class chamber music concerts, the Festival is proud to support "Child Prodigy and Autism" research, conducted by Ohio Sate University Professor Joanne Ruthzats, in collaboration with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, LI, and Nobel Prize Laureate James Watson. The research believes child prodigies may hold the key to understanding the cause of Autism and possibly provide a genetic modifier to help develop a cure. The research is largely based on data collected from young music prodigies.
As many of our world-class artists were themselves child prodigies, we are thrilled to give back and support this incredible research, as well as helping launch the careers of young prodigies.
A portion of the proceeds of the Festival and this benefit will go towards the support of "Child Prodigy and Autism" research and to Long Island and New York local organizations for Autistic Children.