Strings Program - Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp

  • Olga Kaler violin
  • Olga Kaler violin
  • Saint-Saens Septet
  • Vadim Repin and Misha Quint
  • Shlomo Mintz and Misha Quint
  • violins
  • cellos
  • Misha Quint with Antonio Di Cristofano
  • viola
  • cellos
  • violinist
  • double bass students
  • Misha Quint and Bruno Canino
  • mixed strings with winds
  • violinist
  • Shlomo Mintz Masterclass
  • Cello masterclass
  • String quintet with piano
  • summer music program students
  • Violin student
  • Music students play string quartet at summer music camp

Strings Program in Italy

  • The Strings Program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed with elements of the Russian school to boost students to the next level of playing. The beauty of their surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

  • Each student receives two private lessons per week with an internationally-renowned artist faculty member.

  • All participants are preselected into chamber groups and assigned to partners and repertoire choices according to level, matched well in advance. Instrumentalists receive two fourty-five minute chamber coachings per week with an artist faculty member with their chamber group(s).

  • Sergey Khachatryan, violin
    Achievements of violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan will be an inestimable paragon for students this summer. Khachatryan’s career shot off after becoming the youngest winner of the Sibelius competition and winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, going on to perform on the world’s most famous stages with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los Angelas Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony, Berlin Philharmoniker, and Royal Concertgebouw to name a few. He will be performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra and give a violin masterclass. It will be a rare opportunity to really understand making it to the very top in classical music, as students perform with and for the prodigy.
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  • Christian Vasquez conductor
    Principal Conductor of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the rising star Maestro Christian Vásquez, represents a new generation of conductors, becoming one of the most in demand in recent years. Graduate of the famous Sistema in his native Venezuela, he is busy with engagements leading world orchestras like: Vienna Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, State Symphony of Russia, Tokyo Philharmonic, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Prague Radio Symphony, and Singapore Symphony. In North America, he has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is an opportunity for students to experience the working environment of professional musicians in leading orchestras.
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  • Boris Kuschnir violin
    Kushnir has given master classes and served as a jury member at competitions across the globe, including the Tchaikovsky in Moscow, the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels, the Nicolò Paganini in Genoa, the Jacques Thibaud in Paris, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Seoul International Music Competition and Eurovision. His own career as a soloist and chamber musician (as co-founder of the Moscow and now the Kopelman Quartet) has been equally illustrious. He performs on the "La Rouse-Boughton" Stradivarius (1703). His masterclass will take place in Acqui Terme, Session 2, in July.
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  • The orchestra rehearses for the duration of the festival, culminating in the final orchestra concert at the Basilica di San Pietro, built in the Roman times. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival. This year in Session I, Outstanding Guest Artist, violinist Sergey Khachatryan, will take to the stage on July 15th to perform Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto and the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Christian Vasquez.

  • Each year, many of the artist faculty give Master Classes on subjects of their choice. The subjects of these Master Classes vary. In the past we have had lectures on Integrating the Musical and the Technical, Projection in Performance, Stage Presence, Jazz Improvisation, Orchestral Repertoire, Eurythmics, Yoga for String Players, and Alexander Technique. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Students have the opportunity to sign up to perform either as a soloist or with their chamber group in the performance master classes nearly every day of the festival. Master classes are open to all participants of the festival. Many of these Master Classes focus on specific composers or repertoire. More info - List of Master Classes »

  • Instrumentalists will have ample practice time each day.

  • With concerts almost every night, students are exposed to a high level both from artist faculty and their colleagues as they watch each concert. Students will have an opportunity to perform. Performance is based on approval on preparedness.


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Italy 2018 Concert Schedule

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InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session I:

Mendelsson: Hebrides Overture, Op.26
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35
Soloist: Sergey Khachatryan, violin
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A Major, Op.90, Italian
Maestro Christian Vasquez

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session II:

Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Misha Quint, cello
Program TBA
Program Subject to Change.

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