Chamber Music Festival

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be unable to hold the Chamber Music portion of our festival. Please check back later in the year for details about plans for 2015.

Under the artistic direction of Hanna Lachert and Yuval Waldman, the WVMC Chamber Music Festival is a two week program for string players ages 10-23 of varying levels focusing on the development of chamber music skills. Students have joined us from various parts of the US, France, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Chamber coachings and private lessons are tailored to the needs of participants, and include intensive masterclasses directed by world famous performers and pegagogues. Our unique instructional concept provides the flexibility to combine a broad array of recreational activities with an intense chamber music experience. At the conclusion of each session students perform in a final concert, open to the public.

Program Description

Students receive a great amount of individual attention. Every student will have a private lesson each week, daily coachings on each piece of repertoire assigned, uncoached ensemble rehearsal time, and daily workshops or master classes.

Students' days begin with a three-hour session that focuses on in depth musical interpretation and the development of chamber music skills.

After a break for lunch, students have another 2 hours of classes. Then they have time to take advantage of the numerous leisure and sports facilities in the Valley including swimming, boating, hiking, biking and ice skating.

In the evenings we hold workshops, orchestra rehearsals, lectures and concerts. Participants are offered performance opportunities at these concerts.

This year, in addition to our regular course of study, we will be joined by the Amphion String Quartet! During week two of the program they will offer masterclasses for individual instruments as well as for quartet. While all students will be in attendance, those "performing" will be selected by the faculty at the end of week one. Specific details about the quartet's visit will be announced.


2014 dates TBA


The beautiful town of Waterville Valley is situated in the White Mountains National Forest, 70 miles north of Manchester, New Hampshire. This location offers beautiful scenery, mountains, forests, lakes and hiking trails all within easy access of the small charming village.


Students stay at The Northstar Inn featuring fine self-contained accommodations in the heart of Waterville Valley.

Eligible Applicants

String players, from chamber music beginners to conservatory players, ages 10 to 23 are welcome. Ensembles will be formed according to instrument and ability, and will work with suitable repertoire.


$2,200 covers the complete cost of all activities including studies with world-class faculty, spacious comfortable lodging, excellent food service (all meals provided) and a wide range of recreational activities for the two-week session.

Tuition is reduced to $2,000 if the balance is paid in full before March 1st
Full payment of tuition may be made in installments; Tuition must be paid in full no later than May 1st

Cancellation policy


2014 concerts TBA