Inaugural Atlanta Chamber Music Institute
Inaugural Atlanta Chamber Music Institute
Georgia State University is excited to announce the inaugural Atlanta Chamber Music Institute – an intensive, fun, and educational experience held in the home of Southern hospitality, Atlanta, GA. The institute is a comprehensive two week program focused on helping string players and pianists explore the world of chamber music.
- Internationally renowned faculty
- Intensive chamber music coachings
- Masterclasses with faculty and other distinguished guest artists
- Private Instruction
- Supervised practicing and rehearsals
- Performance opportunity at Kopleff Recital Hall
- Excursions to explore Atlanta
The workshop is open to accomplished players of all ages. Participants will be placed into chamber groups based on experience and skill level.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2012
Accepted Instruments: Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello
Repertoire (all instruments): Two contrasting pieces.
A non-refundable fee of $50.00 must accompany each application. Make check payable to GSU-CMP.
Electronic Auditions (MP3/DVD/YouTube):
All applicants must audition by MP3/DVD/YouTube. Electronic submissions must be of HIGH QUALITY, and be received before March 30, 2012. We reserve the right to request additional electronic samples due to quality.
Tuition and Fees
Non-refundable Application Fee: $50, make check payable to GSU-CMP.
Tuition: $1000 plus application fee
Housing for the full two-week Atlanta Chamber Music Institute is $500. Accommodations are at the beautiful, new Georgia State University Commons housing facility, located within walking distance of School of Music locations. Rooms are apartment style. You will receive a private bedroom and share a kitchen/living area with 1 - 3 other same-sex participants. Each suite comes equipped with basic cooking utensils and dishes, daily towel service, and weekly linen service. Basic cleaning is the responsibility of the residents. Vacuum cleaners will be available for check-out at the front desk. Each room provides Ethernet and cable connections; residents must bring their own computers or televisions. Every floor has a common area/lounge with a television and wireless internet connection.
Once accepted, to cancel your registration, call the School of Music at 404-413-5902. If cancellations are not made prior to April 30, 2012, the full registration fee is incurred. Stop payment of a check does not constitute a formal cancellation. There is a returned check fee of $25 or 5% of the face amount of the check, whichever is greater, for all stop payments and returned checks. Allow two to three weeks from the date of cancellation to receive a refund.
Dr. Brandt Fredriksen – Piano, Artistic Director
Brandt Fredriksen, associate professor of piano and coordinator of chamber music at Georgia State University, has performed as soloist and chamber artist throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich, Germany, and Megaro Concert Halls in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Dr. Fredriksen has been sponsored by the US and China Foundation to perform throughout China. An active chamber musician, he is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Trio Respiro. Dr. Fredriksen has appeared on radio and television in the US, Greece and China, including live appearances on NPR, WQXR-FM with Robert Sherman, Greek National TV and Radio, and Beijing TV. His recording of the complete Brahms sonatas for violin and piano with violinist Anton Miller is available on iTunes. He has recorded the solo piano music for the documentary film Sonia, produced by Lucy Kostelanetz.
Dr. Christos Galileas – Violin
Christos Galileas, violinist and string area coordinator, has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Greece, Canada, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Portugal, Germany and the US, as well as at numerous international festivals. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Juilliard School and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Since 2003, Dr. Galileas has served as artistic director of the Chamber Music Series at the Dimitria International festival of Thessaloniki. Dr. Galileas has taught violin and chamber music in many master-classes in various venues, including the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, City Conservatory of Thessaloniki and the Athens Conservatory, as well as a masterclass series held at the Music Society of Macedonia, Brasov Symphony orchestra in Romania and Symphony of the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale. Recent appearances include the Brahms Double Concerto with Misha Maisky, and a collaboration with the Borodin Quartet and the George Enescu Philharmonic of Bucharest.
Mr. Zoran Jakovcic – Viola
Zoran Jakovcic was a member of the Maia Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Iowa, from 2005-2010. During his tenure, the quartet performed throughout the US, Japan and China, collaborated with leading chamber musicians including Joel Krosnick, Andre-Michel Schub, Cynthia Phelps, Daniel Avshalomov and Wendy Warner, and premiered and recorded works by Pierre Jalbert, Magnus Lindberg, Dan Coleman, Vivian Fung and Ronn Yedidia. As a member of the Maia Quartet, Mr. Jakovcic taught and performed at the Great Wall International Music Academy in Beijing, China; Up-Beat Festival in Hokkaido, Japan; Interlochen Center for the Arts; and the Austin Chamber Music Festival.
A native of Croatia, Mr. Jakovcic made his solo orchestral debut at the age of 12 and was a winner of a top prize at the National Competition in Zagreb. He has performed in recital and as soloist with various orchestras in Europe, Japan, China and the US. For 10 years, Mr. Jakovcic was first violinist of the Essex Quartet, winner of numerous competitions and awards with residencies at Juilliard, Yale, Rutgers, Meadowmount, Banff and Aspen. Mr. Jakovcic graduated from the Juilliard School as a student of Dorothy Delay and served as teaching assistant to Robert Mann of the Juilliard Quartet. An accomplished teacher and administrator, Mr. Jakovcic founded the Arcady International Music Camp and the Thurnauer Chamber Music Camp, and served on the faculty of the Mannes College Preparatory Division and the University of Iowa.
Mr. Wolfram Koessel – Cello
Since his critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut in 1994, cellist Wolfram Koessel has embarked on a diverse career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, performing internationally in the world’s most distinguished concert halls. STRAD magazine wrote of "the exceptionally attractive cello playing of Wolfram Koessel" who has established himself as a sought-after musician, performing concertos with the Jupiter Symphony, New York Metamorphoses Orchestra (which he co-founded in 1994), Osaka Symphony, Mannes Orchestra and symphony orchestras in Stuttgart, Cordoba, Mendoza, Costa Rica, Iowa and New York. In 2006 Mr. Koessel joined the world renowned “American String Quartet” with whom he performs in the leading concert halls throughout the world collaborating frequently with today’s leading artists. He is on the cello and chamber music faculty at Aspen Music Festival and the Manhattan School of Music. He served as music director of the Mark Morris Dance Group from 2004-2008 and has toured extensively with the company, performing hundreds of concerts with the company worldwide. His collaborations include performances with legendary tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, distinguished dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, pianist Ethan Iverson (Bad Plus) and cellist Yo Yo Ma, among many others.
Based in New York City, Mr. Koessel appears with a wide range of ensembles and chamber music groups, most notably and frequently with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Upcoming performances will lead Mr. Koessel to Israel, China, Germany, Italy and across the United States. Since 2002 he is a founding member of Trio + together with violinist Yosuke Kawasaki and pianist Vadim Serebryani. This unique group expands the idea of a piano trio with creative programming and distinctive performance atmospheres.
For more information contact: Mariel Reynolds, Community Music Programs, 404-413-5902, email@example.com