Chamber Music & Piano Performance Studio
July 2 – July 15, 2017
2017 Faculty Includes
- Jarek Lis, Chamber Music Coordinator, violin – Hartford Symphony
- Curt Blood, clarinet – Hartford Symphony, University of Connecticut
- Nicholas Duchamp, flute – Internationally Renowned Soloist
- Jason Duckles, cello – Amelia Trio
- Anthea Kreston, violin/viola – Artemis Quartet, Amelia Trio
- Evan Ocheret, oboe – Curtis Institute of Music Alumni
- Amy Yang, piano – Curtis Institute of Music, Amelia Trio
The Chamber Music & Piano Performance Studio provides a unique opportunity for a select group of instrumentalists and pianists to train with internationally renowned faculty artists from the US and Europe, and to perform in the most beautiful region of northern Italy. The studio provides for an international atmosphere where young artists from different countries and cultures come together to develop their artistic prospective, and to share their musical ideas, styles, and talents.
Music Academy International has gained a world-wide reputation for artistic excellence. Our philosophy is one of “training through performance”. Young artists are provided with extensive time, under the guidance of outstanding faculty artists to rehearse in great depth, to share their ideas and experiences, and to explore a rich diversity of chamber music works. Throughout each day you will take part in chamber music coaching, lessons, master classes, and participate in special workshops on a variety of musical topics.
Once accepted into the studio, you are assigned to a chamber music group, and provided with the repertoire that you will perform during the festival. Ample time is provided for practice and rehearsing with your colleagues. Our faculty are all active performers and will not only engage you in daily rehearsals, but will play side-by-side with you in many of the performances. Performance opportunities include chamber music concerts, contemporary ensembles, and master classes.
Festival Orchestra – Participants in the Chamber Music studio are given first preference should they wish to extend their time at MAI as a member of the Festival Orchestra. Dates for the Festival Orchestra are July 16 – August 12. Members of the Festival Orchestra will take part in orchestral concerts as well as collaborate with the Opera Performance studio in performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Handel’s Rinaldo, and Britten’s The Turn Of The Screw. The orchestral fee is waved for members of the Chamber Music studio. The deadline for informing MAI of your wish to be in the Festival Orchestra is March 15, 2017. After that date all orchestra seats will be opened up to our regular orchestra applications until filled.
Audition Repertoire - Applicants are accepted by video auditions only. Videos for instrumentalists and pianists should include two varying selections that demonstrate your technical and artistic accomplishments. Once completed, your video should be uploaded to your application. YouTube is our preferred format. Please make sure that the video is unlocked for viewing before you upload it to your application. Registration is limited and early applications are encouraged.
Tuition: Tuition for the 2017 Chamber Music Studio is $2,495.
Housing: Housing in a shared apartment is provided at no additional charge to the Young Artist.
Travel: MAI provides a free shuttle bus that will run from Marco Polo Airport (VCE) directly to Mezzano/Fiera on Sunday July 2 departing at 4 pm. A return shuttle will be provided on Saturday July 15 departing Mezzano/Fiera for VCE at 7 am. If you are remaining in the festival as a member of the Festival Orchestra your departure shuttle will be at 7 am on August 12.
- 2015 Excursion Highlights Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBxcq5e2qx4
- Nearby Cities Include: Venice, Salzburg, Verona, Innsbruck, Munich.
- Hiking and Biking in the Dolomites.
- Cable car trip to Refugio di Tognola for breathtaking views and a delicious meal.
- Cable car trip to Rifugio Rosetta located on one of the highest peaks in the Dolomites.
- Hiking trip to visit a cheese-making farm.
- Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in the Arena di Verona; 300 singers, actors, live camels! A musical extravaganza!
- Shopping in San Martino di Castrozza, the oldest skiing resort in the Alpine region.
- Water Canyoning in Val Noana with renowned Alpine guides.
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