The 4th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival 2013 (Amateur Workshop)
As an Outreach Program Partner of the 4th Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival 2013, Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings to our historical premises various outreach and education programs. This is a rare opportunity for amateur musicians in Hong Kong to participate in workshops especially designed for the accomplished non-professional. This workshop facilitated by outreach program artists, will provide performance technique instruction and general tips on how to be a competent chamber music performer. The workshop is also a performance showcase for local amateur groups.
If you are an amateur musician and play chamber music with your friends, why not participate by playing on stage? Application forms are available at the Lin Yao Ji Music Foundation of China's website. (Spots are limited, and are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis). Three groups will be invited back for further coaching on Saturday, January 12 at 4.00 pm.
Earl Carlyss is one of the best-known music educators in the United States. A former member of the Juilliard String Quartet, he has served as head of the Peabody School and Indiana University’s String departments. Carlyss has been the Director of the Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies since 1984. This summer program is one of the premier chamber music programs in America, designed for intensive study by young professional string quartets.
Between 1986 and 2001 Carlyss was the first holder of the Sidney M. Friedberg Chair in Chamber Music at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Since 1996, he has taught violin and chamber music at Juilliard School in New York. For over twenty years (1966-1986), he was also a member of the Juilliard String Quartet during which time he performed over 2,100 concerts and recorded more than 100 works. Three of their recordings received Grammy Awards for “Best Chamber Music Recording of the Year." Carlyss studied the violin at Juilliard and the Paris Conservatoire.
Ann Schein is a master teacher and concert pianist who has performed with many conductors, including George Szell, James Levine, Seiji Qzawa, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Sir Colin Davis. She has also performed with many orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the London Philharmonic, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She performed at the White House during the Kennedy administration. From 1980 to 2000, Schein was on the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. She has been an artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1984.