The Portland Bach Festival is pleased to announce the 2017 Bach Virtuosi Institute. Exceptional students from around the globe will attend this twelve-day program to refine their craft, focus on the performance practice of Baroque music, and immerse themselves in the music of Bach and those inspired by his work.
The Bach Virtuosi Institute is focused on learning through performance. Fellows will perform alongside our distinguished international faculty in an intimate, collegial atmosphere. Enrollment is very limited which allows all participants significant coaching and performance opportunities. Selected Fellows will perform in PBF Festival concerts, Bach Virtuosi concerts, at our popular “Bach and Beer” event, and at outreach concerts in the community.
Dates: June 14–25, 2017
- Lessons, lectures, and side-by-side playing with world-renowned musicians
- Networking with the top early music artists in America
- Experience the charm of Portland, Maine, a top travel and food destination
- All participants receive a full scholarship including tuition, room and board stipend
2017 Faculty includes:
- Ariadne Daskalakis, Violin
- Renée Jolles, Violin
- Lewis Kaplan, Violin
- Yibin Li, Violin
- Nicholas Cords, Viola
- Danielle Farina, Viola
- Paul Dwyer, Cello
- Beiliang Zhu, Cello
- Emi Ferguson, Flute
- Arthur Haas, Harpsichord
Applicants: Participants are selected on the basis of ability and supporting materials. All participants will receive a Fellowship covering the full cost of tuition, housing, and meals.
- Open to applicants who play violin, viola, cello, flute or keyboard instrument
- Experience with a Baroque instrument is NOT required
- Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 30 (by 6/13/17)
- Applicants must be present for the entirety of the Institute (arriving 6/13/17 and departing 6/26/17)
Applications for the 2017 Bach Virtuosi Institute are now closed.