The Saint Vincent College Concert Series presents world-class performances by internationally acclaimed artists during each academic year. The series emphasizes the traditional classical chamber music repertoire, and artists of other genres have been featured as well.
Performers have won top prizes in national and international competitions and have performed on many of the world’s greatest stages.
The Saint Vincent College Concert Series was founded by Rev. Joseph Bronder, O.S.B., in 1971 and guided by his vision until his retirement. In 2007, Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., was named artistic director. After seven years of faithful leadership, Br. Nathan passed away suddenly in 2014. He was succeeded by Ann Holmes, who currently serves as Concert Series Director.
The Saint Vincent College Bronder Prize for Piano was created in 2008 to recognize Fr. Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano instructor, and classical music presenter. Each season, the Bronder Prize for Piano is awarded to an exceptionally talented young pianist at the beginning of his or her career. The prize consists of a trophy, cash award, and appearance on the Concert Series.
In 2008, to recognize Fr. Joseph Bronder’s many contributions as a concert pianist, piano teacher, and classical music presenter, a prize for piano was named in his honor. Each season, one pianist is selected to perform in the Concert Series and presented with the Saint Vincent College Concert Series Bronder Prize for Piano. The prize consists of a trophy and cash performance award.
2007/2008 Benjamin Moser, German
2008/2009 Daria Rabotkina, Russian
2009/2010 Ran Dank, Israeli
2010/2011 Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, Americans
2011/2012 George Li, Chinese-American
2012/2013 Andrew Tyson, American
2013/2014 Ji, Korean
2014/2015 Yun-Chin Zhou, Chinese
2015/2016 Fei-Fei Dong, Chinese
The 2016-2017 Bronder Prize for Piano will be awarded to Israeli pianist Tomer Gewirtzman during his performance on October 22, 2016.