Yehudi Menuhin Seminar and Festival for Chamber Music
This special event provides young chamber music ensembles from throughout California the opportunity to participate in master classes and concerts with the Music faculty.
All events listed are free to the general public
Yehudi Menuhin Festival Events February 1, 2018 - February 4, 2018
All events will be held in the Creative Arts Building: Knuth Hall ***except where otherwise noted
Thursday February 1st
4:00PM - 6:00PM - Masterclass with seminar faculty
Participating chamber groups
Friction String Quartet: Otis Harriel and Kevin Rogers - violins; Taija Warbelow - viola; Doug Machiz - cello
Via Rose Piano Quartet: Magali Pelletey - violin; Vincenzo Calcagno - viola; Eamon Riley - cello; Kaelen Russell - piano
Town Quartet: Mia Bella D'Augelli & Corey Mike - violins, Jacob Hansen-Joseph - viola; Lewis Patzner - cello
Friday February 2nd
Concert and Masterclasses followed by discussion of "Regarding Romanticism" with seminar faculty
Saturday February 3rd
7:30PM Concert in honor of the Galante Family
Sunday February 4th - Galante Competition
10:00AM - 12:30PM - Semi-final Chamber Music Performances
2:00PM - 5:00PM - Final Round, the awarding of prizes and celebratory massed ensemble concert
Launched in 2003 to honor the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s association with San Francisco and SF State, this event advances the belief that music has the power to create understanding and transcend differences between people. Directed by Cyrus Ginwala.
The competition process for participating ensembles will begin in January 2018 and conclude during the Yehudi Menuhin Festival (February 1 – 4, 2018). Members of the Alexander String Quartet and Menuhin Seminar/Festival faculty will serve as judges.
- Alexander String Quartet
- Delphi Trio
- Jassen Todorov, Violin
- Toby Appel, Viola
- Kindra Scharich, Mezzo-Soprano
- I-Husan Cheng, Piano
- The McLean Fellowship First Prize
- The Norma Siani-Alston Second Prize
- The David and Judy Preves Anderson Third Prize
Chamber ensembles, with member average age of 18, with no member over 20, hailing from California, are eligible to apply. Ensembles must have a sponsor, which can be a school music program, youth orchestra, private music studio, or chamber music training program. All members of eligible ensembles must be available for the awarding of the Galante Prize and Prizewinner’s performance at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival on Sunday February 4, 2018.