Kaufman Music Center's SummerFest is an intensive week of masterclasses, lessons, workshops, chamber ensembles and performance opportunities led by world-renowned guest artists and faculty for advanced pianists, violinists and cellists age 14 – 22.


Program Dates: August 19 – 24
Application Deadline: April 1

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ABOUT SUMMERFEST 2024

During one intensive week of high-level music-making, students will have an unrivaled learning experience with renowned guest artists Adele Anthony, Fabio Bidini, Amir Eldan, Ilmar Gavilán, Richard Goode, Grigory Kalinovsky, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Masao Kawasaki, Clara Minhye Kim, Julia Lichten, Li Lin, Amit Peled, Gil Shaham, Orli Shaham, Robert Shannon, Terrence Wilson and David Ying, and chamber faculty members Alex Croxton, Natela Mchedlishvili and Lynelle Smith.

Festival Director: Igal Kesselman


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Perform in one masterclass and receive two lessons, or perform in two masterclasses and receive one lesson, with celebrated guest artists
  • Have the opportunity to participate in chamber ensembles coached by festival faculty members, culminating in a final performance in Merkin Hall, one of NYC's most renowned concert halls
  • Perform a solo work in one of the student recitals in Merkin Hall
  • Take part in hands-on workshops
  • Attend masterclasses and student recitals

Age Range: 14 – 22

Tuition: $1000 | Application fee: $50

Limited scholarship assistance is available. For more information, call 212 501 3360 or email lucymosesschool@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.
 


Summerfest faculty


IGAL KESSELMAN, piano

Festival Director, Kaufman Music Center

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Guest FACULTY


ADELE ANTHONY, violin 

Bard Conservatory of Music

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FABIO BIDINI, piano

Colburn Conservatory of Music

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AMIR ELDAN, cello

University of Michigan

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ILMAR GAVILÁN, violin

Manhattan School of Music

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RICHARD GOODE, piano

Mannes School of Music, The New School

Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

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GRIGORY KALINOVSKY, violin

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

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YOHEVED KAPLINSKY, piano

The Juilliard School

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MASAO KAWASAKI, violin

The Juilliard School

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CLARA MINHYE KIM, cello

The Juilliard School

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JULIA LICHTEN, cello

Manhattan School of Music

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LI LIN, VIOLIN

The Juilliard School

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AMIT PELED, cello

The Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University

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GIL SHAHAM, violin

Bard College Conservatory

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ORLI SHAHAM, piano

The Juilliard School

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ROBERT SHANNON, piano

Oberlin College & Conservatory

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TERRENCE WILSON, piano

Bard College Conservatory of Music

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DAVID YING, cello

Eastman School of Music

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CHAMBER MUSIC COACHES


ALEX CROXTON, cello

Kaufman Music Center
The New School Mannes

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NATELA MCHEDLISHVILI, piano

Kaufman Music Center
Manhattan School of Music

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LYNELLE SMITH, violin

Kaufman Music Center

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Apply Here by April 1 

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