Aspen Music Festival And School

Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music StudioBack To Chamber Music...

Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships are available
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required
  • Resume citing chamber music experience is required
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 2, 2018
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2017
$60 if you apply between October 2 and December 1, 2017
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2017, and January 2, 2018

David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano


The summer of 2018 marks the sixth season of a highly successful chamber music workshop under the artistic direction of cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. The acclaimed duo—longtime performers and teachers at the Festival, and artistic directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center—will select and combine twelve to sixteen highly qualified applicants into piano trios, piano quartets, and piano quintets. The ensembles will receive regular coachings from David Finckel and Wu Han, assisted by AMFS artist-faculty and guest artists. The workshop will culminate in a public performance in Harris Concert Hall.

The Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio workshop is offered during the first two weeks of the Festival. Students accepted must plan to register in Aspen by June, 20 2018.

The pianists and cellists of the program will join the private teaching studios of David Finckel and Wu Han during the workshop, continuing their studies with other preferred artist-faculty. Their Aspen experience will be supplemented with concurrent participation in the orchestral program. Full session attendance and continued participation in chamber music studies is strongly encouraged. Groups that maintain membership for the Full Session will become a part of the Aspen Chamber Music program, can expect to receive weekly coachings from AMFS artist-faculty (beginning week 3), and are eligible for selection into the Weilerstein Piano and Strings Chamber Music Workshop. Students participating in the Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio must take a live chamber music audition upon arrival in Aspen.

Applicants who wish to pursue chamber music training must submit a résumé of their chamber music experience, including: chamber music performances (dates and repertoire), and chamber music coaches, festival and master classes.

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required
  • Accounting of chamber music experience, including: chamber music performances (dates and repertoire), and chamber music coaches, festival and master classes
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
  • Apply through Orchestra/Instrumental program on your individual instrument – you will have opportunity to indicate interest in this workshop via the application

Audition Repertoire (VIDEO required)

VIOLIN

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VIOLA

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CELLO

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PIANO

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Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO