The Port Townsend Chamber Music Workshop

June 10 – 17, 2018
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
For String Quartets and Pianists
Featuring the Pacifica Quartet and Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director



Centrum is offering an intensive week-long chamber music workshop free of cost to two string quartets and two pianists. The workshop exists 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 Pacifica Quartet and Lucinda Carver on both quartet and quintet repertoire and will appear in a public masterclass and two concerts.


Email Centrum Program Manager for Classical Music the following materials:

  1. One Word document containing the following (include quartet’s or pianist’s name in the name of the document):
    • Phone number and email of each ensemble member, with primary contact listed first
    • Curriculum vitae of the quartet or pianist, with a short (one paragraph) bio of each member
    • Short essay about what you will bring to the workshop in addition to your musical skills. What makes you interesting as a person/people? (500 words maximum)
    • Name/email/phone of two references who can speak to your qualifications
    • Link to the quartet’s or pianist’s web page, if you have one
    • Links to videos of two complete movements of contrasting repertoire (YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox prefererred)

Application deadline is April 14, 2018.

Please contact Gregg Miller at Centrum with questions, 360.385.3102 x109.



Pacifica Quartet

Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of the finest chamber ensembles performing today.  Named the quartet-in-residence at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music in 2012, the Pacifica was also the quartet-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2009 and received the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance and “Ensemble of the Year” by Musical America.

The members of the Pacifica Quartet live in Bloomington, IN, where they serve as quartet-in-residence and full-time faculty members at the Jacobs School of Music.  The Pacifica Quartet also serves as resident performing artist at the University of Chicago.

An ardent advocate of contemporary music, the Pacifica Quartet commissions and performs many new works, including those by Keeril Makan, in partnership with the Celebrity Series of Boston and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Shulamit Ran, in partnership with the Music Accord consortium, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. The work – entitled Glitter, Doom, Shards, Memory – had its New York debut as part of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center series.


Lucinda Carver

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.