2018 Olympic Chamber Music Fellows & Mentoring Artists

2018 Olympic Chamber Music Fellows & Mentoring Artists

Collaborate with World-Class Performers

Fellows collaborate with world-class artists while gaining invaluable career experience. Private mentoring sessions and group discussions further reinforce the skills necessary to transition into a professional career in chamber music.

August 5-18, 2019

Participants must arrive by noon at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday, August 5, 2019 and may depart on Monday, August 19, 2019.

No Cost to Participants

With the unique learning opportunity provided by this fellowship, the Olympic Music Festival will make fellowships available at no cost to the gifted young musicians chosen to participate. Room and board are included. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the Olympic Music Festival.

2019 Olympic
Chamber Music Fellowship

As featured in Strings Magazine, violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists age 18 or older are encouraged to apply. Up to two violinists, one violist, one cellist, and one pianist or one ensemble will be selected to participate. Applications from established string quartets and piano trios are welcome. The Olympic Music Festival reserves the right to accept fewer applicants in order to maintain the highly professional standard expected at regular festival performances.


Olympic Chamber Music Fellows & Mentoring Artists in Rehearsal

Olympic Chamber Music Fellows & Mentoring Artists in Rehearsal

 

2019 Mentoring Artists

STEVEN COPES  | violin  Concertmaster, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Artist Faculty, Curtis Summerfest

STEVEN COPES | violin

Concertmaster, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Artist Faculty, Curtis Summerfest

DIMITRI MURRATH  | viola  Faculty & Chair of Chamber Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Winner, Primrose International Viola Competition

DIMITRI MURRATH | viola

Faculty & Chair of Chamber Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Winner, Primrose International Viola Competition

KRISTIN LEE  | violin    Artistic Director, Emerald City Music in Seattle; Artist Member, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society

KRISTIN LEE | violin

Artistic Director, Emerald City Music in Seattle; Artist Member, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society

JENNIFER CULP  | cello  Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Former member, Kronos Quartet

JENNIFER CULP | cello

Faculty, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Former member, Kronos Quartet

JULIO ELIZALDE  | piano  Winner, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; Artistic Director, Olympic Music Festival

JULIO ELIZALDE | piano

Winner, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; Artistic Director, Olympic Music Festival

AYANE KOZASA  | viola  Winner, Primrose International Viola Competition; Founding member, GRAMMY-nominated Aizuri Quartet

AYANE KOZASA | viola

Winner, Primrose International Viola Competition; Founding member, GRAMMY-nominated Aizuri Quartet

MATTHEW ZALKIND  | cello  Faculty, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver; Winner, Washington International Competition

MATTHEW ZALKIND | cello

Faculty, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver; Winner, Washington International Competition


2018 Olympic Chamber Music Fellow violinist  Eunae Koh  rehearses with OMF Artistic Director  Julio Elizalde

2018 Olympic Chamber Music Fellow violinist Eunae Koh rehearses with OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde

Critical Experience for a Career in Chamber Music

The Olympic Chamber Music Fellowship program provides exceptionally talented rising artists an opportunity to refine their chamber music skills within the grueling environment that professionals face regularly. Fellows will prepare pieces alongside mentoring artists, while receiving guidance in the form of private lessons and public rehearsals. Following a highly-selective audition process, participants will be invited to the Olympic Peninsula for a two-week residency.

Olympic fellows are held to the same standard as any other resident artist. They are expected to arrive with individual parts prepared and score study completed. Given the limited amount of time available before weekend performance and in between weekly rehearsal cycles, only musicians of the highest professional and artistic abilities will be seriously considered.


 

Previous Olympic Chamber Music Fellows

 

2015

JENNIFER LIU | violin
The Juilliard School

DJ CHEEK | viola
New England Conservatory

ERIN KIRBY | viola
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

ALEXANDER HERSH | cello
New England Conservatory

RIEKO TSUCHIDA | piano
Peabody Conservatory

 

2016

HANNAH TARLEY | violin
The Juilliard School

MEREDITH KUFCHAK | viola
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

YI QUN XU | cello
The Juilliard School

RIEKO TSUCHIDA | piano
Peabody Conservatory

 

2017

MAX TAN | violin
The Juilliard School

ADELYA NARTADJIEVA | violin
Yale School of Music; Ensemble Connect

SOHUI YUN | viola
New England Conservatory of Music

ARI EVAN | cello
The Juilliard School

HSIN-CHIAO LIAO | piano
State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

2018

EUNAE KOH | violin
Manhattan School of Music

SUNG JIN LEE | viola
The Juilliard School

THE MERZ TRIO:

BRIGID COLERIDGE | violin
City University of New York

JULIA YANG | cello
Ensemble Connect

LEE DIONNE | piano
Yale School of Music

 

2019

ADELYA NARTADJIEVA | violin
Ensemble Connect

SOHUI YUN | viola
Curtis Institute of Music

SEIN LEE | cello
Yale School of Music

CHELSEA WANG | piano
Peabody Conservatory