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Fellowship String Quartet (Or String Quintet)

July 8 - August 5, 2018

Open to pre-formed string quartets (quintets considered) on the verge of a professional career. 

THE PROGRAM

The 2016 Fellowship String Quartet: The Aurelius Quartet

The 2016 Fellowship String Quartet: The Aurelius Quartet

This highly selective program engages one pre-formed string quartet or quintet. The Fellowship Quartet is featured in Festival chamber music concerts and coached multiple times per week by Festival Guest Artists and members of the String Academy Faculty. They will rehearse and perform in the fully professional Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, will be promoted in a pre-arranged concert tour of Virginia, and will perform a concert with internally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine.

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Members of the Fellowship Quartet receive full tuition, room and board, and a travel stipend. Only ensembles with serious intent should apply for this program.

NEW in 2018! The Fellowship Quartet will have the unique opportunity to rehearse, coach, and perform a complete concert with violinist Rachel Barton Pine. 

 

Faculty

Complete listing coming soon!

What to Expect

The 2015 Fellowship Quartet: invoke.

The 2015 Fellowship Quartet: invoke.

  • Time and venues to rehearse as an ensemble in the beautiful setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Multiple coachings per week with Festival Guest Artists and String Academy Faculty
  • Featured performances at the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, including a joint performance with violinist Rachel Barton Pine.
  • Recordings of select performances
  • A pre-planned mini-concert-tour of Virginia, with enthusiastic audiences
  • In-depth session on creating and executing community outreach and education programs
  • Rehearsals and performances with the fully professional Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
  • Professional mentorship and review of professional materials

Application Deadlines & audition info

Deadlines:

  • February 1:
    Early Bird Deadline.  Fee only $45.
    Beginning February 2, Fee increases to $65
  • March 1: Application Deadline

Application Requirements:

2017's Fellowship String Quartet - The Seacrest Quartet

2017's Fellowship String Quartet - The Seacrest Quartet

  • Audio or video (preferred) recordings of the group playing at least two contrasting works of at least 15 minutes total in duration. Applicants may upload file or provide a link during the application process.
  • Current resume of training experience
  • List of chamber music works studied and/or performed. Chamber music experience is not a requirement. This list helps us create chamber groups of matching experience
  • Group and individual member bios merged into one Word (preferred) or PDF document
  • Other press materials as available
  • One letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher/coach
  • Contact information for one additional reference

Visit https://app.getacceptd.com/wintergreen for more details.

Fees

  • Application Fee:
    February 1: Early Bird Deadline.  Fee only $45.
    Beginning February 2, Fee increases to $65
  • Tuition: Free
  • Room and Board: Free
  • Travel stipend to be paid to individual quartet members at the conclusion of the Festival

Contact

With questions or for more information: academy@wintergreenperformingarts.org

Congratulations to the Kaia Quartet, the 2014 Wintergreen Fellowship Quartet, on their debut album, Latinoamérica.

Congratulations to the Kaia Quartet, the 2014 Wintergreen Fellowship Quartet, on their debut album, Latinoamérica.