As an artist, Helen von Ammon was particularly sensitive to obstacles encountered by artists of all persuasions on the path to recognition and success. Whether in the applied arts or the musical arts, artistic expression can be fettered by commercialism, perceived marketability myriad other constraints. The Helen von Ammon Fund has been established to provide talented musical artists the chance to express the depth and breadth of their capabilities. Further, the Fund provides professional musicians beginning their careers, an important performance opportunity as well as exposure and recognition.
Since the inception of the Helen von Ammon Fund in March of 2002, Noontime Concerts has presented a stellar lineup of brilliant artists including Lauren Cony, piano; The Chamberlain String Quartet, Michael Yokas and Sharon Hendee, violins, Darcy Rindt, viola and Michael Graham, cello; Caroline Campbell, violin; Gianna Abondolo, cello; Min-Ji Kim, cello; Natalya Duvanenko, piano; Kevin W. Chen, piano; Ivan Ilic, piano; Eric Nowlin, viola; Elliot Dunlap, piano; Jung-Min Amy Lee, violin; Jannie Lo, piano; Carlos Avila, piano; Kyle Faugerat, paino; Ilana Setapen, violin; Dr. James Lent, piano; Hiromi Okamoto, piano; Mariya Borozina, violin; David Requiro, cello; Vanessa Polgar, piano; Sandro Russo, piano; Jing Wang, violin; Hyperion Knight, piano; and Thomas Pandolfi, piano. Many of these artists have gone on to international acclaim.
There are many talented emerging artists waiting in the wings for a performance opportunity. Your financial support of Noontime Concerts can bring them to our center stage.