Open to advanced conservatory–level pianists, violinists, violists, cellists, and preformed string quartets and piano trios, ages eighteen to twenty-nine.
This three-and-a-half-week program offers approximately ten outstanding conservatory-level and young professional musicians a multitude of opportunities to develop their technical and interpretive skills under the tutelage of world-class chamber music coaches and educators. Students have a rigorous schedule consisting of rehearsals, coachings, and master classes, culminating in multiple performances on Music@Menlo’s main stages. International Program students are chosen by application and audition to work on a daily basis with the festival’s renowned artist-faculty in an intensive exploration of the chamber music repertoire and to participate in a variety of seminars focusing on the issues and questions facing today’s young musicians. Preformed string quartets and piano trios are invited to apply; involvement in repertoire outside the ensemble will be determined where appropriate.
Tuition: Full fellowship, including housing. (Housing is provided by host families and offered to participants in the International Program only.)