Young Artist Program

June 24 – August 12, 2018

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Young Artist Program is:

A rigorous seven-week (June 24 – August 12, 2018) chamber music program for pre-professional violinists, violists, cellists and pianists 18 years of age or older. The young artists have the opportunity to study four pieces in depth which are performed in two series of Young Artist Concerts. 

The small faculty, drawn from major conservatories and universities, work closely with the young artists, coaching ensembles in the afternoons and presenting weekly concerts on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

2017 YOUNG ARTISTS

2018 Faculty

Artistic Director: Laurie Smukler
Violin: Ronald Copes, David Bowlin, Joel Smirnoff, Laurie Smukler, Axel Strauss
Viola: Doris Lederer, Katherine Murdock, Ira Weller
Cello: Natasha Brofsky, Jerry Grossman, Joel Krosnick, Dmitry Kouzov, Barbara Mallow
Piano: Jane Coop, Qing Jiang, Robert McDonald, Anna Polonsky

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Kneisel Hall was the purest music making process I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Students and faculty work together to create and explore art, learning from each other and inspiring each other in the tranquility of nature. I had a life-changing summer at Kneisel Hall for every possible reason.

Carter Coleman

Violin, 2016

APPLICATION FOR YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

Applications for summer 2018 open NOVEMBER 1, 2017

(Deadline February 1, 2018)

Requirements:

(video preferred) 

Two solo works (movements) of contrasting styles. These can include concerti with orchestra or piano reduction, sonatas with piano,  unaccompanied Bach, contemporary or show pieces. Works that include accompaniment should be recorded with that material.
 A third work of your choice. This can be a movement of chamber music, or another movement from any of the above.
   

Students who wish to attend must be at least 18 years of age by June 15.

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