An extraordinary opportunity for outstanding young artists in the early stages of major careers, the Chamber Music Society Two program identifies and nourishes a select number of individuals and ensembles chosen from an international pool of candidates through highly competitive auditions. Dedicated to developing the chamber music leaders of the future, CMS Two is a rigorous three-season residency, fully integrating CMS Two artists into every facet of CMS activities in New York and internationally. The CMS Two program has proven to be the galvanizing springboard for many of today’s most successful chamber music artists, and is without doubt the key to the vibrant future of CMS itself. More than half of the current artist roster at CMS is comprised of alumni, current and incoming members of CMS Two, who perform as equal colleagues alongside CMS musicians of all generations.
The application periods for CMS Two Individual Artists and Ensembles are now closed. The next application for CMS Two Individual Artists will open in summer of 2019, and the application for CMS Two Ensembles will open in summer 2020.