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

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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).

  • Shlomo Mintz, violin
    IIMF’s Outstanding Guest Artist Series is proud to announce the participation of Israeli virtuoso Shlomo Mintz in 2017’s first session in Acqui Terme, Italy. On July 9th, 2017, Mintz will join Guest Artist Bruno Canino (piano) and festival founder Misha Quint (cello) for concert of chamber music. The program includes Rachmaninoff’s heart-breaking Trio élégiaque, Kodály’s epic Duo for Violin and Cello, and Tchaikovsky’s tragic Piano Trio. Shlomo Mintz is one of the world’s truly great violinists. A student of Ilona Feher, he made his orchestral debut in Israel at the age of 11 and, under the patronage of his mentor, Isaac Stern, had his debut in Carnegie Hall five years later. Since then he has become an internationally sought after performer, collaborating with such giants as Pablo Casals, Eugene Ormandy, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel and Mistislav Rosptropovich. Mintz will give a violin master class
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  • Vadim Repin, violin
    It is with great pleasure that InterHarmony International Music Festival announces its ongoing collaboration with one of the greatest violinists of our time, Vadim Repin. As a part of its Outstanding Guest Artist Series, IIMF is offering students the chance to play with this legendary artist at the final concert of Session 2, on July 29th, 2017. Repin will take the stage with festival founder Misha Quint and the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra to perform Brahm’s transcendent Double Concerto in a minor. Students will experience first hand how the man Yehudi Menuhin once called the "most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear” rehearses, prepares and performs. Repin will give a violin master class.
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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 II, Outstanding Guest Artist Vadim Repin will take to the stage himself on July 29th to perform Brahms: Double Concerto, Op.102 with cellist Misha Quint and the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. This is a chance for students not only to listen a great musician play, but also to rehearse and perform with the man Yehudi Menuhin once called "simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear."Orchestra Program TBA »

  • 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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