2020 Faculty and Program Information will be updated soon!
2019 TEACHING FACULTY
Carolyn Stuart, violin
Director of Chamber Music & Strings
Elizabeth Chang, violin
Kevin Lawrence, violin
Shannon Thomas, violin
Caroline Coade, viola
Natasha Farny, cello
Sarah Kim, cello
Scott Kluksdahl, cello
2019 GUEST FACULTY
CELLO & CHAMBER MUSIC
Alan Rafferty, cello
2019 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
STRINGS & CHAMBER MUSIC
Christina Adams, violin
FEES & DEADLINES
Early Application Deadline:
December 15, 2019
Final Application Deadline:
March 1, 2020
*$45 if received after December 15, 2019
The summer of 2020 will mark the fifth exciting year for the string and chamber music studies program at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival. The string faculty will select and combine highly qualified applicants into ensembles that will include piano trios and piano, and strings mixed chamber groups. Assignments will be contingent on instrumentation ratios within the student body.
In addition to chamber music, string students at the BIMF will participate in the Duo Sonata Program. The festival invites applications from both preformed groups and individual students. Festival participants have the opportunity to observe and participate in master classes taught by members of the string and piano artist-faculty and every student will also have the chance to perform in at least one of the festival recitals.
Faculty recitals, presentations, and workshops provide further opportunities to enjoy the immersive artistic learning environment at the BIMF. Repertoire assignments will be announced at least three months prior to the festival start date.
Day trips to cities in Italy are also included in the cost of tuition. For more information, visit the Information page.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here to apply to the 2020 BIMF Strings Studies Program
Recent video or audio recordings that comprise 2 contrasting works representative of the student's current level and ability. Recordings have to be available for viewing on an online streaming website, such as YouTube. If a student is unable to upload their recordings, please email the festival directly for instructions on how to submit your files. Students of the 2020 Artist-Faculty can have the audition recording requirement waived by their teacher. In order to be placed in a chamber ensemble, an audition recording must be submitted, regardless of teacher.
Includes lessons, masterclasses, concerts, practice facilities, presentations, chamber coachings for selected students, transportation from and to the Bologna airport, concert venues, and day trips. Full tuition payment is due by May 1st, 2020.
Two week stay in fully equipped student apartments (kitchen and washing machine available). To be paid on arrival.
Deposits are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit the deposit within one week of admission notification. Accepted deposits or full tuition payments formally guarantee student participation in the festival. The deposit amount will be credited towards tuition.
Rental cellos will be made available to students who are unable to bring their own instrument to the festival. The quality of rental cellos in Italy is not very high, so please take this into consideration when requesting a cello rental.