January 8, 2024

( Photo Credit: Nikos Alexopoulos )

Composer Mary Bichner is honored to have been named artist-in-residence for 2024 by The Vasilicos, an elegant seven-suite boutique hotel perched on the magnificent Caldera of Santorini, Greece; as part of its “[To Build] A [Temporary] Home” ad hoc residency program.

While in residence in late May 2024, Mary will begin the composition of a new string quartet work using her sound-to-color synesthesia, inspired by the rainbow hues of the world-famous Santorini sunset as viewed from The Vasilicos’ Efta balcony.

The work will later be recorded in partnership with The Vasilicos, with a live premiere anticipated for the future.

Mary is the third artist-in-residence in the program, and the first composer in its history. Previous recipients of the residency include Felicia Simion (2022) and Saori Kuno (2013).

More information on The Vasilicos can be found on their official website, and more information on their ad hoc residency program can be found via the “[To Build] A [Temporary] Home” subpage.

Thank you so much to the Vasilicos for this amazing collaboration, and more updates to follow soon!

New concert: “Rencontres Poétiques” with Christina Goh at Salons Ronsard in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France on March 28th 2024

January 3, 2024

Composers Christina Goh (France) and Mary Bichner (USA) are delighted to announce that Rencontres Poétiques, their collaborative poetry-inspired concert series, will be returning to the stage on March 28th 2024 @ 7:00PM. This latest edition of the concert will take place at the beautiful Salons Ronsard in the city of Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France.

The date of the concert is timed to coincide with France’s National Poetry Month in March, also known as “Le printemps des poètes”.

Tickets are free and all ages, and can be reserved via the following link:

Thank you so much to Christina Goh and Salons Ronsard for this wonderful new concert, and looking forward to March 28th!

New Year, New Website, New Photos

January 1, 2024

( Photo Credit: Emily O'Brien Photography )

It's a new year, and time for a new website! Welcome to the brand new version of, now programmed in Webflow.

The site also features brand new promo photos of Mary for 2024 by the wonderful Emily O’Brien Photography.

Please watch this space for new project and concert announcements coming soon!

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