Gloria Chien, Chamber Music Institute Director
Gilbert Kalish, International Program Director
July 16–August 10, International Program
July 19–August 10, Young Performers Program
Founded in 2003, Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute is among the top-tier summer programs in the United States for string players and pianists ages nine to twenty-nine. Participants are culled from preparatory and conservatory programs across the United States and abroad. Institute alumni have had significant post-festival success in attaining professional posts and gaining acceptance to prestigious programs.
Excitement, passion, commitment, and the spirit of curiosity are all qualities we look for in our applicants. The Institute provides participants with a rigorous, nurturing environment that includes numerous rehearsals and coachings six days a week, complemented by daily master classes and seminars. Additional areas of focus include music history and research methodology, speech preparation, sessions exploring technical and musical mastery, and, of course, Music@Menlo’s main-stage performances, which occur almost daily.
We hope our young artists will take away with them the joy of learning, an understanding of what it takes to have a performing career at the highest level, a passion for developing new skills, the ability to listen to a concert as never before, and the knowledge that playing their instrument can not only satisfy themselves but spread the joy and nourishment that great music can bring to the lives of many.