Welcome to the web site of the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia – CMSCVA. We are Richmond’s leader in diverse chamber music programming, known for our exciting mix of contemporary electro-acoustic music, early music performed on period instruments, obscure musical treasure from all periods, as well as the beloved standards of the literature. Let us show you the “beauty of few.”


Due to inclement weather, the concert scheduled for February 22nd “Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier” has been rescheduled for May 3rd at 4:00pm at The Church of the Holy Comforter. 


Our very own Carsten Schmidt will be performing book one of the Well-Tempered Clavier on May 3rd. Here is an interview with him talking about the pieces, the instrument, and J.S. Bach himself. 










Recent reviews “The anchor of the program was Haydn’s Quartet in C major…played with extraordinary energy and dynamism. The music’s elegance remained intact, but in an interpretive context far different from that of “standard” 18th-century classical performance.” Clarke Bustard, Letter V – October 28, 2014 (click here to read the review)


James Wilson writes about chamber music in the RTD Click here to read our Artistic Director’s op/ed piece about chamber music (and why everyone should be listening to it!) in the November 9 issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch.





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Jessica Petrus – Soprano

Jessica Petrus – Soprano

Meet the Artists

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia collaborates with superb musicians from all over the globe. These include renowned chamber musicians, Baroque performance specialists, principal players of orchestras, and rising stars in the classical music world. Click the "Artists" button in the menu above to read about our superb roster for 2014-15.