Applications are now being accepted for Centrum’s 2017 Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop, June 4-11, 2017 at Fort Worden.
The workshop is an intensive week-long chamber music experience offered to two string quartets and two pianists, and is structured to further the careers of promising and emerging pre-professional musicians. Two string quartets and two pianists will be invited to attend with all expenses paid. They will be coached daily by the Miró Quartet and Artistic Director Lucinda Carver on both quartet and quintet repertoire and will appear in a public masterclass and two concerts.
Applications are due April 15, 2017 – visit our Chamber Music Workshop page for complete details.
The Miró Quartet
Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet (pictured, above) is consistently praised for their deeply musical interpretations, exciting performances, and thoughtful programming. Each season, they perform throughout the world on the most important chamber music series and on the most prestigious concert stages, garnering accolades from critics and audiences alike. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish artist, Joan Miró, whose surrealist works—with subject matter drawn from the realm of memory and imaginative fantasy—are some of the most original of the 20th century.
Concert highlights of recent seasons include a highly anticipated and sold out return to Carnegie Hall to perform Beethoven’s complete Opus 59 Quartets and collaborations with award-winning actor Stephen Dillane as part of Lincoln Center’s White Lights Festival. Miró Quartet took first prizes at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Lucinda Carver enjoys a prominent career as a pianist, harpsichordist and conductor. Active in both the symphonic and operatic arenas, she has been proclaimed “a find…a first-rate conductor” by Bernard Holland of The New York Times and “an important emerging conductor” by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times.
Carver is also a highly acclaimed pianist and harpsichordist. She has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Musica Angelica, Capella Salisburgensis, Augusta Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra. Carver serves as Professor of Piano, Harpsichord and Conducting and Vice Dean of the Division of Classical Performance and Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music.