Manchester Music Festival Young Artists Program
July 3 to August 13, 2017
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
The Manchester Music Festival (MMF) Young Artists Program is a full scholarship, six-week intensive chamber music festival for string players and pianists, ages 18-26. Occurring annually every summer in scenic Manchester, Vermont, the 2017 Young Artists Program will take place from July 3 to August 13, 2017. Young Artists receive daily coaching sessions by a faculty composed of world-renowned artists and pedagogues.
The primary focus of the Young Artists Program is to intensively study and perform chamber music at a high level, and to benefit from the outstanding musical guidance that the illustrious artist faculty offers on a daily basis. During the course of the six-week program, students can expect to study several chamber masterworks, with ensemble sizes ranging from duos to octets in a range of repertoire spanning the centuries, from baroque to contemporary. Groups will be selected to perform on the weekly MMF Young Artists concert series.
On August 3, 2017, Young Artists will participate in one orchestral concert, performing Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, with Ignat Solzhenitsyn conducting and Alexander Kobrin as piano soloist. To allow focused attention on the orchestral experience, there will be no chamber music coaching sessions between July 31 and August 4; chamber music coaching will resume on August 5.
Young Artists will also have the opportunity to perform in public masterclasses and take private lessons with many of the distinguished faculty members. In addition, they will benefit from forum discussions addressing principles of entrepreneurship and career development that will assist them in forging successful paths as professional musicians.
Each MMF Young Artist receives a scholarship that provides full tuition, free accommodations, and a modest weekly stipend. Students are responsible for their own meals.
Scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions of individual sponsors and endowments, and all of the Young Artists will have opportunities to interact socially with their patrons during their stay in Manchester.
2017 Manchester Music Festival Faculty Artists
Emily Daggett Smith
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