Adult Chamber Music Institute

August 11  – 18, 2019

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 performing group or just a friend with whom you would like to play. You will spend your time at Kneisel Hall immersed in chamber music. It can’t get better than that! (Participation in a shorter four-day session is also an option.)

The Week:

With rehearsals and coachings, the opportunity to play with the gifted young artists, as well as reading new pieces, and attending concerts and discussions—the days are full of chamber music. Additionally, the Kneisel Hall library offers a cornucopia of chamber music literature. On-campus lodging is in dormitory accommodations (shared bath). Some participants rent houses in the area or stay in nearby B&Bs.

The Adult Chamber Music Institute at Kneisel Hall is a very special week of sharing and making music for anyone who wants the chance to improve their skills in a welcoming, supportive atmosphere.  As you know, Kneisel Hall hosts select students from the best music schools all summer, giving them a chance to play together and receive coaching from the best teachers and coaches around.  What you may not know is that at the end of the summer Kneisel Hall opens its doors for a week to adult amateurs as well.  Some of the students stay on to fill out the chamber groups and sight reading sessions, which is one way this music “camp” is unique.  The musical growth and friendships that result from these interactions are phenomenal! CathyJo Brun,

cello 2016

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2019 Faculty:


Scott Woolweaver, Program Director

Jan Pfeiffer—cellist, founder, and director of the Lavazza Chamber Ensemble, plays with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, and Rhode Island Philharmonic, a frequent performer of contemporary music, former director of the Chamber Music Center at Wellesley College.

Lora Tchekoratova—Bulgarian-born pianist, received her Doctor of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School where she was a student of Seymour Lipkin. An active advocate for new music, she has premiered numerous works by American and Bulgarian composers.

Georgy Valtchev – Bulgarian-born violinist, received his degrees at The Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy DeLay. Soloist, recitalist, chamber music musician and is a member of the Mark Morris Dance Company orchestra.

Scott Woolweaver—violist received his degrees at the University of Michigan, Boston University, and New England Conservatory. A former member of the Vaener String Trio, New England Piano Quartette, Boston Composers String Quartet, Ives Quartet. He is Artist-Affiliate at Tufts University.

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