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Transatlantic Encounters

14 – 21 October 2018

International string and keyboard-based ensembles explore diverse approaches to their art with an eminent group of chamber musicians including Alasdair Tait and Isabel Charisius.

Mark Steinberg violin
Isabel Charisius viola
Alasdair Tait cello
Donald Weilerstein cello
Vivian Weilerstein piano

An intensive week of chamber music coaching and masterclasses for existing and experienced string or keyboard-based ensembles. Groups from Europe and the USA meet under the guidance of a wealth of performing talent from the Cleveland, Alban Berg, Brentano and Belcea Quartet, alongside the Weilerstein Piano Trio.

Exploring two great teaching traditions, this course aims to examine their shared ideas and ideals – the core principles that connect these diverse approaches to chamber music performance.

Final Concerts: Friday 19 – Sunday 21 October

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