String Quartet Program

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 5, 2023 (6-WEEK PROGRAM)

Instruments used in this program:


Program Overview: The Festival’s summer String Quartet Fellowship is a fully-funded opportunity for emerging pre-formed string quartets, open to college-age students and older. The program offers mentorship from faculty, guest quartets, and in-residence quartets for an intensive exploration of string quartet repertoire. In addition to rehearsal and study, the quartet will have the opportunity to perform in our subscription series, as part of the Young Artist Series, and serve as chamber music ambassadors throughout Midcoast Maine. In-residence mentors: Ying Quartet, Jupiter String Quartet

Balourdet Quartet
One of the most invaluable things for a young quartet is time to be together and time to rehearse, and we think it is so incredible that Bowdoin housed us together in a big beautiful apartment and provided a lifestyle where we can get up and rehearse all morning and receive coachings throughout the afternoon. It’s amazing to have such freedom to work on our craft and play for so many dedicated faculty.
—Balourdet Quartet, third prize at the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition

By The Numbers

1

FELLOWSHIP QUARTET

2

IN-RESIDENCE QUARTETS

21+

AGE

80

FACULTY & ARTISTS

100%

FUNDED

200

CONCERTS & EVENTS

Audition Requirements

Audition Videos: please submit two contrasting pieces of any length that best represent your current level of playing. Videos may be uploaded or linked from YouTube or Vimeo.

List of Works: list chamber works studied during the past year.

Personal Statement: please explain what your quartet hopes to learn from the program.

String Quartet Fellowship

The Deka String Quartet rehearses Ravel and cellist So Sugiyama talks about working with Festival faculty.

STUDY

  • Coachings and mentorship by faculty and quartets-in-residence
  • Private rehearsal studio
  • Ample rehearsal time
  • Composer lectures
  • Seminars with faculty and guest artists

PERFORM

  • Subscription Concert Series
  • Young Artists Series
  • Community Concerts
  • Masterclasses with guest quartets
  • Collaborations with guest and student composers

BENEFITS

  • Free tuition, room, and board for all quartet members
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free tickets to faculty concerts
  • Livestream of performances and masterclasses
  • HD videos recordings of performances
  • Photos sessions with Festival photographer

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