School of Music

Winter Workshop 2019

December 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019

A destination for the world’s most promising young musicians, Winter Workshop brings participants from throughout the world to Greenville, NC, to perform and interact with the world’s leading musicians. Winter Workshop 2018 brought 25 participants from 11 countries and leading conservatories worldwide. Winter Workshop culminates in three concerts of different programs. 

Application Information

2019 Faculty Artists

Faculty Artists and Festival Participants Perform Together in Ensembles

Season V of Winter Workshop brings musicians from throughout the world to Greenville, NC to collaborate and perform chamber music alongside world-renowned faculty artists in a focused setting.  Every participant will have at least two chamber music ensembles and will perform in the public concerts at the culmination of the workshop (January 4, 5 and 6). Participants will also have the opportunity to play in master classes and to participate in seminars that are relevant to their life as a musician.

Faculty Artists
Piano: Peter Frankl, Keiko Sekino, Kwan Yi 
Violin: Ara Gregorian, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Hye-Jin Kim
Viola: Steven Tenenbom 
Cello: Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber, Michael Kannen

Important Dates (Application available September 1st)
Application Deadline: October 15
Application Results: November
Program Dates: December 30 - January 6
Travel Dates: Arrive December 30 (morning/early afternoon), Depart January 7

Eligibility
Piano, violin, viola, cello
Ages 18 + 
Pre-formed ensembles consisting of these instruments may also apply.
Individual applicants may attend 3 years total, but not more than two consecutive years as an individual applicant. 
Pre-formed ensembles can attend a maximum of two years. 
The maximum number of years a participant can come is 5 (3 individual and 2 as a pre-formed group). 

Tuition
All participants receive a full scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board. 

Travel Supplement
From within North America - up to 400 USD
From outside North America - up to 800 USD
Cello airfare will also be covered up to the same amounts.
To be eligible to receive an international travel supplement, the participant must be currently living in that country and not a student at a North American institution. 

Audition Recording Requirements
Concerti recordings must be accompanied if submitted as audition repertoire. Applicants can choose to send additional recordings to supplement the requirements. Video only. 

Violin:
A movement from a Bach solo sonata or partita - Applicants may send multiple movements if they choose.
A piece of the applicant's choice (A movement from a standard concerto, a movement from a major sonata or an equivalent major work are acceptable. If the applicant chooses a duo sonata, it must be performed with piano. Concerto movements must be submitted with orchestral or piano accompaniment.)

Viola:
A movement from a Bach cello suite or a movement from a Bach solo violin sonata or partita - Applicants may send multiple movements if they choose.
A piece of the applicant's choice (A movement from a standard concerto, a movement from a major sonata or an equivalent major work are acceptable. If the applicant chooses a duo sonata, it must be performed with piano. Concerto movements must be submitted with orchestral or piano accompaniment.)

Cello:
A movement from a Bach cello suite - Applicants may send multiple movements if they choose.
A piece of the applicant's choice (A movement from a standard concerto, a movement from a major sonata or an equivalent major work are acceptable. If the applicant chooses a duo sonata, it must be performed with piano. Concerto movements must be submitted with orchestral or piano accompaniment.)

Piano:
A movement from a Classical sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, or a like composer from this era)
A piece of the applicant's choice (This piece can not be a concerto unless it is accompanied by an orchestra).
(Individual movements suffice for multi-movement works)

Pre-formed Ensembles:
A movement from a Classical work (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, or a like composer from this era)
A piece of the ensemble's choice
(Individual movements suffice for multi-movement works)
To Apply
  1. Complete the online application with links to recordings (video recordings only) and pay the $70 application fee.
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation, your c.v./resume and chamber music repertoire list to fourseasons@ecu.edu
  • For pre-formed ensembles, two letters of recommendation addressing the specific ensemble satisfies this requirement. Please submit your ensemble repertoire list as well as individual chamber music repertoire lists.
  • Applicants are welcome to apply as both individuals and as a pre-formed ensemble, but must submit two applications.
All materials should be submitted via email to fourseasons@ecu.edu

Additional Information About Winter Workshop 2019
  • Participants are housed with host families.
  • Participants can arrive at one of two airports: Greenville, NC (PGV) or Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU).
  • Transportation to/from RDU/PGV is provided by the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival.
  • Events take place at A.J. Fletcher Music Center on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
  • Participants arrive on December 30th and depart on January 7th. 
Questions? 
Fourseasons@ecu.edu
Phone: 252-328-6019