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

  • Olga Kaler violin
  • Olga Kaler violin
  • Cellists at the festival
  • Olga Kaler violin
  • 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
  • summer music program students
  • 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).

  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor violin
    New! The participation of Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky as the violin soloist in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with cellist Misha Quint and pianist Saleem Ashkar, and conducting the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra will be a memorable event of the intensive festival summer. His enviable career as a violin soloist is documented in several dozen recordings of all major violin concertos.

    Sitkovetsky is the Music Director of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina and has performed and conducted with the greatest orchestras of the world. He recently collaborated with the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and China Philharmonic. Having such a versatile artist at IIMF, who in addition to performing and conducting, will be giving a violin master class, brings a unique opportunity for the participants to achieve their musical and technical goals.
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  • Dmitry Sitkovetsky conductor
    New!
    Program
    Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
    Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
    Misha Quint, cello
    Saleem Ashkar, piano
    Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60 More info »

  • Christian Vasquez Conductor
    New! After his dazzling success at InterHarmony last year, the grand finale of the Italian portion of InterHarmony will be conducted under baton of Christian Vasquez. It will be a highlight of the festival and create an atmosphere of playing in a real professional orchestra for the participants. 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. For students it is an opportunity to experience the working environment of professional musicians in leading orchestras. Working with Maestro Vasquez will definitely be something very important for participants’ resumes. Vasquez will also be conducting at InterHarmony in Germany this August.
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    Program:
    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Misha Quint, cello
    Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36

  • Guy Braunstein violin
    New! Hosting violin virtuoso Guy Braunstein at InterHarmony International Music Festival will bring fresh range of enthusiasm and excitement to one of the top events in the sea of highlights of the intensive concertizing life of the festival. Braunstein started performing as an international soloist and a chamber musician at a very young age and was the youngest concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. He has performed with the Israel Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Bamberg Symphony, Copenhagen Radio and Frankfurt Radio Orchestras, as well as the Filarmonica della Scala, Berlin Philharmonic and many others. He has collaborated with musicians such as Isaac Stern, András Schiff, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Pollini, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Lang Lang, Emmanuel Ax, and Semyon Bychkov to name a few. It’s not often violinists have a chance not just to hear the former Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster perform, but also to participate in his masterclass.

    A concert program with Mendelssohn's d minor trio and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio means only one thing: fireworks. That is exactly what will be happening on the 19th of July in Acqui Terme, when Guy Braunstein, Misha Quint, and Alexei Volodin will perform the monumental Mendelssohn d minor and Tchaiovsky Piano Trios in Acqui Terme, Italy.
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  • Boris Kuschnir violin
    New! Join InterHarmony International Music Festival this summer in Acqui Terme for a violin master class with Boris Kuschnir, one of the world's foremost violin pedagogues. A student of David Oistrakh's at the Moscow Conservatory, Kuschnir has been described as a modern-day Leopold Auer. His students include Nikolai Znaider, Julian Rachlin, and Lidia Baich, along with more than 40 other laureates of national and international competitions. Kuschnir 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 during IIMF’s Session II, 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 and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, cellist Misha Quint, and pianist Saleem Ashkar, will take to the stage on July 13th to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.

    We're excited to announce that Conductor Christian Vasquez will be joining us for Session II. More info »

    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session I:

    Program
    Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
    Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
    Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
    Misha Quint, cello
    Saleem Ashkar, piano
    Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60
    Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session II:

    Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
    Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
    Misha Quint, cello
    Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
    Christian Vasquez, conductor
    Program Subject to Change.

  • 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 2019 Concert Schedule
Beethoven Triple Concerto
This year in Session I, Outstanding Guest Artist, violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, cellist Misha Quint, and pianist Saleem Ashkar, will take to the stage on July 13th to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra.

We're excited to announce that Conductor Christian Vasquez will be joining us for Session II. More info »

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session I:

Program
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Piano, and Orchestra
Soloists: Dmitry Sitkovetsky, violin
Misha Quint, cello
Saleem Ashkar, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No.4 in B-Flat Major, Op.60 Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor

InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Program Session II:
Christian Vasquez

Program
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C Major, Hob.VIIb:1
Misha Quint, cello
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
Christian Vasquez, conductor
Program Subject to Change.

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