Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program

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Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion Program in Italy

  • The Woodwinds, Brass, & Percussion program is extensive, intensive. and unique. It is designed to boost students to the next level of playing. The unique aspect of the winds and brass program is that students have the opportunity to explore repertoire that they do not usually get to study at home. Some players may have ensembles with all woodwinds or all brass, and others will play in mixed chamber music groups. A few examples of past repertoire is the Saint-Saens Septet, Op.65 for trumpet, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, and piano; the Beethoven trios for flute, bassoon, and piano; Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano; the Mozart oboe quartets for oboe, violin, viola, cello; and Eliot Carter's Canonic Suite for four clarinets. The beauty of their surroundings and cultural experience is ideal for artistic growth.

  • 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 era. Orchestra assignments will be given at the festival. This year in Session I, Outstanding Guest Artist, conductor Daniel Stewart will take to the stage on July 11th for an exciting program with InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. The soloist will be cellist Misha Quint

    We're excited to announce that Conductor Guy Braunstein, the former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, will be joining us to conduct the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra in Session II. More info »

    InterHarmony Festival Orchestra Programs TBA
    Program Subject to Change.

  • Guy Braunstein violin conductor
    After a sensational appearance at InterHarmony as a violinist, virtuoso Guy Braunstein will appear as a conductor of the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra, bringing a fresh enthusiasm to one of the top events in a sea of highlights of the intensive concertizing life at IIMF. Additionally, Braunstein will perform Brahms and Shostakovich trios with Saleem Ashkar (piano) and Misha Quint (cello), and the Dvorak Terzetto, featuring Gili Schwarzman (flute) on July 23.

    In 19/20, Guy will be Artist in Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and will return to the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and Symphoniker Hamburg as both soloist, conductor and in play-direct capacities. Other highlights include debuts with the Vancouver Symphony and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s as well as concerts with the Dresdner Philharmonie, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona, Lapland Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra and extensive touring with the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra.
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  • Daniel Stewart conductor
    Rising star conductor Daniel Stewart, joining InterHarmony for its opening session, is hailed by The Boston Musical Intelligencer as a "fascinatingly vibrant conductor”, setting another exciting expectation for Session I on July 11. Daniel Stewart's interest and desire to conduct young musicians will give students attending the festival a real feel of working in a professional orchestra.

    Music Director of the Santa Cruz Symphony and newly appointed director of San Fransisco Youth Symphony, Maestro Stewart performs with many leading orchestras and opera houses around the world, such as Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Saint-Louis Symphony, Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester, Frankfurt Opern Orchestra, and the Boston Ballet.

    Stewart has also concertized frequently as a viola soloist, and served as principal violist of numerous ensembles, including the New World Symphony (while also studying conducting with Michael Tilson Thomas), Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, and for six years with the Verbier Festival and Chamber Orchestras. He has performed as a violist with the San Francisco Symphony, recorded for EMI with Maxim Vengerov, and toured extensively in over 40 countries.
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  • Gili Schwarzman, flute

    Gili Schwarzman, flute
    After the very successful development of InterHarmony’s woodwind program, flutist Gili Schwarzman will be the first woodwind edition to the Outstanding Guest Artist Serious. Schwarzman with perform the Dvorak Terzetto with Guy Braunstein (violin) and Misha Quint (cello) on July 23 and give a Flute Master Class.

    Gili Schwarzman has performed around the globe as a soloist with orchestras such as the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Berliner Camerata, the Valencia Symphony, the Potsdam Chamber Orchestra, The Hulencourt Soloists in Brussles, North Netherlands Orchestra, Trier Philharmonic and Sofia Philharmonic among many others. Apart from touring as a soloist Gili Schwarzman is also an avid chamber musician. More info »

  • 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).

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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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