Young Artist Fellowship Program
July 8 – August 5, 2013
The Young Artists Fellowship Program is a four-week, intensive chamber music program for string players and pianists ages 18-26. Individual instrumentalists as well as pre-formed ensembles of strings, with or without piano, are encouraged to apply. Highly competitive fellowships are awarded to seriously dedicated and motivated music students who will receive individualized lessons and coachings at the highest level. Each participant receives a Fellowship Award of $2,500 which covers the cost of tuition, room, and board for four weeks at Garth Newel Music Center. Upon acceptance, each student pays a $200 registration fee.
Contact Evelyn Grau, Artistic Director for more information: 540.839.5018 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 5 ensemble coachings per week
- Weekly master classes
- Private lessons
- Free admission to all summer festival concerts
- Numerous performance opportunities at Garth Newel, the immediate community, and in neighboring towns
- Recreation: hiking, swimming, tennis, ping pong and more.
Garth Newel Music Center Faculty
Teresa Ling, violin
Former member of the Mariposa Piano Trio, the Aurelian Trio, and the Dakota String Quartet. Served on the faculties of University of the Pacific and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Evelyn Grau, viola
Former member of the Atlanta Virtuosi and the Colden String Quartet. Served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and Western Michigan University.
Robbie Merfeld, piano
Robbie Merfeld, renowned collaborative pianist and chamber music coach returns as a perennial favorite. Founding member of Apple Hill Chamber Players, he has coached chamber music at both Harvard and Dartmouth and is currently on the piano and chamber music faculties of Boston University and the Longy School of Music.
Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano
A versatile performer of music spanning five centuries, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, has dazzled audiences on the piano, harpsichord, toy piano, keyboard, and electronics. She recently premiered a work by Kurt Rohde for speaking pianist, adding another dimension to her performing persona. She has given solo piano recitals at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Her performances in Changsha, China, were broadcast by Hunan State Television. She has performed in Amsterdam on a live radio broadcast (AVRO) from the Spiegelzaal at the Concertgebouw. She has been a soloist with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, the Vrazta State Philharmonic in Bulgaria, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. Her first solo performance with orchestra was at the age of twelve. A champion of new music, Ms. Lee has premiered and commissioned numerous works. Her solo piano CD Elements, on Albany Records, features the premiere recording of works by Tom Flaherty and Philippe Bodin. She is heard with mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato on another Albany Records CD, An American Collage. She has been a guest performer with XTET, one of Los Angeles’s leading new music groups. She is a founding member of the Mojave Trio, which plays regularly on the “Sundays Live” concerts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has appeared regularly in chamber music festivals at the Garth Newel Music Center, Virginia, and Incontri di Canna, Italy, and was a resident artist at The Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Ms. Lee received her degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, and the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman. Before joining the faculty of Pomona College in 1994, Ms. Lee taught at Yale, Bucknell University, and The Crane School of Music at the State University of New York-Potsdam.
The Daedalus Quartet has forged associations with some of America’s leading classical music and educational institutions: Carnegie Hall, through its European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO) Rising Stars program; and Lincoln Center, which appointed the Daedalus Quartet as the Chamber Music Society Two quartet for 2005-07. The Quartet has been Columbia University’s Quartet-in-Residence since 2005, and has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. The Daedalus Quartet was awarded Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award in 2007, and won Chamber Music America’s Guarneri String Quartet Award which funded a three-year residency in Suffolk County, Long Island from 2007-2010. The award-winning members of the Daedalus Quartet hold degrees from the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Cleveland Institute, and Harvard University.
Bayla Keyes, Violin
With degrees from Curtis Institute of Music and Yale University, Ms. Keyes naturally extends her musical commitment to education; she teaches violin and chamber music at Boston University and is Artistic Director of both the Interlochen Chamber Music Conference and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute String Quartet Seminar.
Described as "a charismatic soloist of expressive generosity and technical élan," violinist Bayla Keyes is an ardent champion for a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. After her first professional experience with the acclaimed Music from Marlboro, Keyes founded the Muir String Quartet and toured internationally, winning the Evian and Naumburg Awards and two Grand Prix du Disques. Ms. Keyes currently concertizes throughout America as recitalist, as soloist with orchestras, and as a member of the contemporary music ensemble Boston Musica Viva and the acclaimed piano trio, Triple Helix.