Founder’s Message

“Hawaii has always been my home. In a place where most people call paradise, I’ve met incredible musicians, mentors, and heroes who have inspired me to pay it forward to the community.

This is why I created the Hawaii Chamber Music Festival (HCMF). I am very grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had growing up and the experiences to come. I truly believe Hawaii is a hidden gem for talent, specifically young, aspiring artists. The greatest fulfillment as a rising musician is seeing how music can benefit a community. HCMF will always dedicate its efforts to exposing local talent and showcasing world-class artists. In doing so, we hope to bring people together and work with others to shine the aloha spirit that is vibrant in our local culture and community."

Chris Yick,
HCMF Founder