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July 18, 2014

Thirty-five years ago, four friends performed an intimate concert of chamber music in the home of Jean Allard. What began as a delightful afternoon event blossomed into years of friendship and musicmaking.

With the generous support of Jean and WFMT, Rembrandt Chamber Players was founded in the fall of 1990. Shortly after the first season, James Ginsburg at the newly-founded Cedille Records invited the group to record 20th century works written for Rembrandt’s instrumentation, inspiring the group’s ongoing commissioning and transcription efforts, and spurring the ensemble’s expansion to a wider instrumentation. For three decades, the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians have brought great music to life in highly engaging concerts, while ensuring the future of chamber music through educational activities and its annual High School Chamber Music Competition. Since its founding, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians has played a vital role in Chicagoland’s classical music world.

Rembrandt Musicians

Carol Cook
Calum Cook
John Macfarlane
Robert Morgan
Sandra Morgan



Past Musicians

David Schrader
Keith Conant
J. Lawrie Bloom
Barbara Haffner
Robert Hanford
Sharon Polifrone
Zeyda Suzuki
Collins Trier
Jeannie Yu
Yuan-Qing Yu

Prominent Guest Artists

Stephen Alltop
Douglas Anderson
Jonathan Boen
Christine Brandes
William Buchman
Robert Chen
Roger Chase
Jane Glover
Jennifer Gunn



Peter Van de Graff
Linda Mabbs
Christopher Martin
Dennis Michel
Yukiko Ogura
David Perry
Josefien Stoppelenburg
Gail Williams
She-e Wu