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 2018 Young Artists Program will take place from July 6 to August 11, 2018.

Young Artists live in the Manchester Music Festival House and receive daily coaching sessions by a faculty composed of world-renowned artists and pedagogues.


Behind The Scenes - Young Artist Program Masterclasses


2018 Young Artists


2018 Faculty & Guest Artists


Adam Neiman
Jeewon Park
Vassily Primakov

Jennifer Frautschi
Ara Gregorian
Hye-Jin Kim
Stefan Milenkovich
Axel Strauss
Arnaud Sussmann*

Helen Callus
Che-Yen Chen
Ara Gregorian

Tara Helen O’Connor*


Edward Arron
Alexis Gerlach
Amit Peled
Ronald Thomas
Bion Tsang*

Escher String Quartet*
Adam Barnett-Hart, violin
Danbi Um, violin
Pierre LaPointe, viola
Brook Speltz, cello

Vadim Lando*

Rita Mitsel*

Double Bass
Nicholas Cathcart*