Young Artists Program


The Manchester Music Festival (MMF) Young Artists Program is a full scholarship, five-week intensive chamber music festival for string players and pianists, ages 18-26. Close to 200 applications are received from over 20 countries around the globe to fill just 17 spots.

Occurring annually every summer in scenic Manchester, Vermont, the 2020 Young Artists Program will take place from July 6 to August 9, 2020.

Young Artists live in the Manchester Music Festival House and receive daily coaching sessions, participate in weekly Masterclasses, and have the opportunity to take one-on-one lessons with a faculty composed of world-renowned artists and pedagogues. They perform every Sunday in our Young Artists Concerts held at the Manchester Community Library.


Young Artists Program Overview

Behind The Scenes - Young Artist Program Masterclasses


2019 Young Artists

2019 Faculty & Guest Artists


Angela Cheng
Warren Jones
Jon Nakamatsu
Adam Neiman
Jeewon Park
Vassily Primakov
Craig Sheppard

Emily Daggett Smith
Hye-Jin Kim
Jennifer Koh
Amy Schwartz Moretti
Elmar Oliveira
Axel Strauss

Toby Appel
Ara Gregorian
Dimitri Murrath

Tara Helen O’Connor


Edward Arron
Mark Kosower
Peter Stumpf
Bion Tsang

Ariel String Quartet
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello

Alex Fiterstein

Randall Scarlata, baritone

Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Christopher Theofanidis