DAMARISCOTTA — In the lakeside setting of historic Camp Kieve’s Wavus campus, the DaPonte String Quartet will hold a weekend–long workshop for high school string players Sept. 17-19. The weekend is dedicated to the study of chamber music, its preparation and performance, accessed through the great works of the string quartet literature. The final event of the workshop is a concert featuring the student ensembles.
Sixteen students, selected by audition, are organized into four string quartets. They are coached in round-robin style by the individual members of the DaPonte String Quartet, violinists Lydia Forbes and Ferdinand Liva, violist Kirsten Monke and cellist Myles Jordan. The coaching sessions focus on the elements of ensemble playing: listening, communication, cueing, rhythm, intonation, blending, theory and music history.
The workshop is offered at no cost to the student. All lodging, food and tuition costs are covered. The application deadline isJune 18.
For audition requirements and more information, contact Kirsten Monke at [email protected].