Continuing their tradition of high-quality music education, the award-winning Gemini Piano Trio, consisting of Drs. Benjamin Myers (cello), Hsiu-Hui Wang (piano), and Sheng-Tsung Wang (violin), conduct their five-week coaching workshop for chamber music ensembles. Past participants of the workshop have been accepted to major music conservatories, All State orchestras and ensembles, and have gone on to win international and major state and area competitions.
Hsiu-Hui Wang, Piano
JUNE 21 - JULY 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:00 PM: Chamber Concert for Participants
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:30pm - Outreach Concert, Vantage House, Columbia, Maryland
The Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop is open to a limit of ten pre-formed intermediate to advanced level groups preferably with performance-ready repertoire. Depending on the number enrolled, an audition may be held. Other outreach performing opportunities may be offered.
Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet—Strings, any instrument with piano (may include strings, brass, or woodwinds)
Basic Workshop Fee = $415 per person for one group ($395 tuition, $20 TMI administrative fee). This is an all-inclusive cost which includes 4 one-hour coachings and one masterclass given by all members of the Gemini Piano Trio as well as three chamber music seminars. For those who would like to participate in a second group, an additional discounted workshop fee, of $210 ($192 tuition and $16 TMI administrative fee), is applied.
All participants are required to participate in both performances and in at least one masterclass.
Interested pre-formed groups should contact Dr. Benjamin Myers. First-time participants must submit electronically a digital or video recording of your playing ability, along with the completed registration form. Individual instrumentalists who do not have a pre-formed group must contact Dr. Myers by the deadline below or sooner to be put on a wait list to form a possible chamber group. Placement is not guaranteed: payment will not be required until placement is confirmed.
NEW! Chamber Music Seminars to enhance your workshop experience!
Seminar I - June 21 ( Sat) 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: "Effective Chamber Music Rehearsal Strategies"
Seminar II - June 28 (Sat) 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: "Successful Chamber Music Performance Planning"
Seminar III – June 28 (Sat) 3:20 PM – 4:50 PM: “Instrumental Playing Techniques for Chamber Music”
Please note the following important dates:
May 26, 2014 – Inquiry Deadline for Individual Applicants who do not have a group
*Featured Workshop Events*
~All events are held at the Horowitz Center for Visual and Performing Arts (HVPA) at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, except the Vantage House Concert on July 24, 2014.~
June 21, 2014 (Sat., 1:30 to 2:00 PM, HVPA 155) - Orientation
For more information about registration, please contact Mr. James Bailey at JBailey@howardcc.edu or call (443) 518-4297.
For more information about the Gemini Piano Trio, please visit www.geminipianotrio.com.
"I want to thank you three wonderful coaches for all your generous, kind and helpful suggestions and direction. . . I especially appreciate your positive and encouraging manner - something that helps your students to aspire to do better and better. . . ” – Carol B., violinist