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Chamber Music Session  
June 29 - August 10, 2014

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Applications for 2014 are no longer being accepted.

For six weeks each summer, Norfolk opens its doors to advanced individual instrumentalists as well as preformed piano trios, string quartets as well as woodwind and brass quintets from around the world. Forty participants are offered a wide array of intensive coaching and performance opportunities. All participants of the Chamber Session will receive an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship covering the full cost of tuition, housing and meals.

Fellows who arrive as individual instrumentalists form string quartets, woodwind quintets, brass quintets and mixed-instrument ensembles.

All Fellows perform during the Festival as part of the popular Young Artists' Performance Series. What’s more, Fellows have the extraordinary opportunity to perform alongside the Artist-Faculty in the Norfolk Festival’s Friday and Saturday Series.

I have had an absolutely incredidible experience the last six weeks working with my talenetd peers, performing fantastic music, and getting to know the amazing faculty, guests artists, and the beautiful community of Norfolk... Thank you so much for making the expericen possible for me!
— Rebekah Carpio, clarinet

I just wanted to thank you for everything this summer! It was an experience I will never forget. Never before had I the opportunity to so fully immerse myself in chamber music, and I couldn't have asked for a more idyllic environment to spend six weeks doing what I love…I think what I loved most was the underlying comfort and sense of purpose that came from working in a professional and interactive setting where our musical output was clearly appreciated and encouraged by the entire community.
— Claire Brazeau, oboe

“It was a blast!
— Ben Larsen, cello

“I just wanted to email you to let you know how wonderful these past six weeks have been. At the beginning, when Prof. Berman asked me to apply, I wasn't sure at all that 6 weeks would do such good for me, I was completely wrong, I got to meet a wonderful group of people and staff, and furthermore, make great music with such talented groups, and even with the Tokyo Quartet. For this and for the rest of the program, I want to thank you for making Norfolk what it is today. I am confident that this program will keep attracting the finest musicians from everywhere on the globe, and still have such a good relationship with the town and the residents of Norfolk.“
— Juan Carlos Fernández Nieto, piano

I had a great time at the festival and I have some amazing recordings to prove it! Thanks again for the opportunity.”
— Steven Naimark, clarinet

ARTIST-FACULTY: Artists and faculty are subject to change.
Artis Quartet
Brentano String Quartet
Emerson String Quartet
Leschetizky Trio

arrowOle Akahoshi, cello
arrowSyoko Aki, violin
Ettore Causa, viola
Clive Greensmith, cello
arrowKikuei Ikeda, violin
arrowKazuhide Isomura, viola
arrowJulie Eskar, violin
Ani Kavafian, violin

arrowBoris Berman
arrowMelvin Chen
arrowPeter Frankl
arrowJoan Panetti
arrowWei-Yi Yang

arrowRansom Wilson, flute
arrowCarol Wincenc, flute
arrowHumbert Lucarelli, oboe
arrowStephen Taylor, oboe
arrowDavid Shifrin, clarinet
arrowRichard Stoltzman, clarinet
arrowFrank Morelli, bassoon

arrowWilliam Purvis, horn
arrowAllan Dean, trumpet
arrowScott Hartman, trombone

arrowScott Bean, trombone