String Quartet Workshop

June 21—July 4  |  Ages 14—20

The two-week String Quartet Workshop is intended for advanced string players who have a passion for immersing themselves in the string quartet literature. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty that have established careers as chamber musicians and fellow serious student string players. Members of the celebrated Muir String Quartet, Arneis String Quartet, and faculty from BU and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are in residence as coaches.

  • Each student undertakes an in-depth study of two master works of the string quartet literature, one each week. Repertoire selection and group assignments for the first week are determined prior to the start of the season based on audition recordings, while second-week rotation of personnel and repertoire is decided by faculty based on their observations during the first week
  • Repertoire ranges from the early works of Beethoven, Haydn, and Mozart to more contemporary quartets by Bartók, Shostakovich, and Schulhoff
  • String orchestra reading each morning to provide students with a comprehensive overview of all ten string quartets assigned for that year’s workshop
  • Morning and afternoon chamber coachings with two different faculty members
  • Master classes giving groups an opportunity to perform for and receive feedback from the entire faculty cohort
  • Each week culminates with a student recital where all groups perform selected movements from their assigned repertoire
  • Access to the Tanglewood Music Festival
  • 2 hours of transferable course credit

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