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Chamber Music Festival

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June 20-25, 2016

Join us for a fun and enriching week of chamber music and string orchestra. The Festival is for string players currently working in Suzuki Book IV level and above. The week begins on Monday, June 20th and runs from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm daily, culminating with a concert and picnic the morning of Saturday, June 25th. Final enrollment deadline June 10th.

Festival activities include:

  • Chamber music
  • String orchestra
  • Special Guest Class
  • Grand Finale concert and picnic

Instructors:  String Academy faculty David Anderson, Darcy Drexler, Stefan Kartman, Jichen Li.

Tuition: $320. For applications received on or before June 1st with 50% payment, tuition is $300 Add $25 if you require the 3:00-4:00 convenience hour for student pick-up.

Final Enrollment Deadline June 10th.

 


For more information, please contact the String Academy office at 414-963-4729 or contact us online.


Faculty
David Anderson, violin String Academy faculty since 1991, David Anderson has been a Member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1976. He studied with Daniel Majeske, former concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra, and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with David Cerone. His chamber music teachers include Josef Gingold, Mischa Schneider and the Guarneri Quartet.
Stefan Kartman, cello, is currently Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In addition to solo performance, he has performed to critical acclaim as cellist of the Kneisel Trio and the Florestan Duo. He has given performances and masterclasses in conservatories and schools of music worldwide including the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), the Xiamen Conservatory of Music (China), and the D’Albaco Conservatory of Music (Italy), among many others.An avid chamber music enthusiast, Dr. Kartman has served on the faculties of the Alfred University Summer Chamber Music Institute, the MidAmerica Chamber Music Festival, the Troy Youth Chamber Music Institute, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and was artistic director of the Milwaukee Chamber Music Festival. His early training in chamber music was with his father, Myron Kartman, of the Antioch String Quartet and during his formal training as a chamber musician, he studied with members of the Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets and the Beaux Arts Trio.
Stefan Kartman received degrees from Northwestern University, The Juilliard School of Music, and his doctorate from Rutgers University. He has been teaching assistant to Harvey Shapiro and Zara Nelsova of the Juilliard School and proudly acknowledges the pedagogical heritage of his teachers Shapiro, Nelsova, Bernard Greenhouse, Alan Harris, and Anthony Cooke.
Darcy Drexler, violin, is Director of the String Academy and teaches string pedagogy at UW-Milwaukee. She received a B.M. from Southern Methodist University and M.M. from the University of Illinois and was a student of Ronald Neal and Catherine Tait. She has performed recitals throughout the US and is an active chamber musician and clinician. Her students are performing and teaching across the US. Previously she was a member of the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, Hawthorne Quartet, the Killington (VT) Music Festival. She has taught at the Indiana University Summer String Academy, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and the Illinois Wesleyan University Suzuki Program.
Jichen Li, cello, studied at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music before continuing his education in the United States. He was a semifinalist in the Fifth Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2005 and a semifinalist in the fourth Tchaikovsky International Youth Music Contest in 2012. Li is currently working toward a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, under the tutelage of Stefan Kartman. Li is a member of the UWM Symphony Orchestra cello section, principal cellist of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal cellist of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory of Music. He was the featured soloist in the 2015 UWM Concerto Competition and won First prize in Sheboygan Symphony’s concerto competition. Before joining the SAW, Mr. Li has taught pre-college students in Milwaukee and conservatory middle and high school students in China. studied cello at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and the China Conservatory of Music before continuing his education in the United States. He was a semifinalist in the Fifth Chinese Golden Bell Award for Music in 2005 and a semifinalist in the fourth Tchaikovsky International Youth Music Contest in 2012. Li is currently working toward a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, under the tutelage of Stefan Kartman.  Li is a member of the UWM Symphony Orchestra cello section,  principal cellist of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and has served as principal cellist of the Tianjin Conservatory of Music and  China Conservatory of Music. He was the featured soloist in the 2015 UWM Concerto Competition and won First prize in Sheboygan Symphony’s concerto competition. Before joining the SAW,  Mr. Li has taught pre-college students in Milwaukee and conservatory middle and high school students in China.