Adult amateur musicians spend seven days making chamber music on the picturesque Kneisel Hall campus, coached by dedicated faculty and Kneisel Hall young artist assistants/mentors. We invite you to come by yourself, with a preforming group or just a friend with whom you would like to play. You will spend your time at Kneisel Hall […]

Alumni Month

We start the New Year with news of some of our fantastic alumni: Violinist Sarah Grimes was recently appointed to the Minnesota Orchestra. The Telegraph Quartet is the 2016 winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation 2016 Chamber Music Competition. The ensemble’s members are Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola and Jeremiah […]

Kneisel Hall Reunion

Saturday, January 14 8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Ellen’s 420 West End Avenue 7C RSVP to Ellen


Dear Friends, As 2016 draws to a close Kneisel Hall has so much for which to be grateful. Thank you dedicated faculty, staff, gifted young artists, generous donors, foundations, advertisers, subscribers, alumni and participants in the Program for Maine Students and ACMI. We wish you all health, happiness and chamber music that touches your heart […]

Thank you!

What a terrific evening!!! If you were at Weill Hall Wednesday, November 9, you definitely agree. Former students of  Seymour Lipkin (Lora Tchekoratova, Steve Beck*, Koji Attwood, Andrius Ziabys, Jenny Chai*, Rieko Aizawa*, Ieva Jokubaviciute*) and Kneisel Hall’s Artistic Director Laurie Smukler and cellist Joel Krosnick* played a concert in loving memory of Lipkin and for […]

Just a few days away.

November 9 at Carnegie Weill Hall: A Tribute to Seymour Lipkin With performances by his students and colleagues, pianists Koji Attwood, Steve Beck, Andrius Zlabys, Jenny Q Chai, Rieko Aizawa, Lora Tchekoratova, and Ieva Jokubaviciute; joined by Laurie Smukler, violin and Joel Krosnick, cello. Seymour Lipkin, noted pianist, teacher, and conductor, passed away in November 2015. One year […]

Cellist Christine Lamprea

Christine Lamprea is performing a cello concerto written for her by Jeffrey Mumford this Saturday evening, Oct 29 at 8pm, at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian church. She will be performing it with Detroit Symphony in March 2017. $15 student tkts at the door.

Warp Trio (JY Lee, cello)

The Warp Trio will present an evening of some of their Genre-bending original compositions including their Suite for amplified piano trio and drum set, joined by Guest Drummer Rick Martinez, as well as contemporary works for Piano Trio.