Charles Castleman, Director

                        in Residence S.U.N.Y.Fredonia

June 14-August 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the home page of The Castleman Quartet Programs. Founded by Charles Castleman in 1970, this unique summer program will be at Fredonia, NY in 2015:

In the words of Yo-Yo Ma,

"The Quartet Program is the best program of its kind that I know. Every young person not only learns many of the great works written for this genre, but they must also learn how to work with each other and to communicate the most personal thoughts to their colleagues. No one emerges from the program without great love of music and better knowledge of interpersonal relationships. I view this program as a training ground for lifemanship."

Each seven-week participant learns "from scratch" and performs at The Castleman Quartet Program one Concerto movement, 2 contrasting Bach movements, or the equivalent along with two string quartets and a Sonata, - ideal preparation for college auditions or solo competitions. There are analogous opportunities for three-week participants. A week of Sonata study is built into the 7-week session at Fredonia. Subject to availability, it also may be added to either three-week session.

Caeli Smith, "Roving Reporter" for NPR's From The Top wrote an apt description of her experience at QP for violinist.com, available at "http://www.violinist.com/blog/caeli/2008".

Given that only 36 participants are accepted in a given session, CQP's success rate is unique. Twenty-one active professional chamber groups have more than one CQP alumnus as members, and ninety-three such groups have one CQP alumnus. Eighty-six orchestras have at least one principal player who attended CQP. CQP counts among its past participants a VP of Deutsche Bank, a doctor who discovered a cure for a previously always fatal genetic disease, an executive of Legal Aid in the San Francisco area, several Grammy winners and finalists, directors and writers of such TV shows as “Seinfeld” and “Desperate Housewives”, producers for the most important recording companies, and more than twenty directors of their own Arts Programs. CQP’s record of success is self-perpetuating. Alumni of CQP are excited to help younger colleagues who shared the same CQP experience. Those CQP alumni that attended Harvard, Yale, and Princeton in the past made such marks as students there, that almost 100% of QP alumni applying to those schools are accepted.

CQP’s schedule is partially structured, offering a sample organized workday, and partially unstructured to allow each participant to discover the most effective conditions for his/her optimum progress. The group, assembled and assigned by Charles Castleman, remains intact for the duration of the program, with all the QP faculty involved in teaching verbal and non-verbal communication and the principles of Group Dynamics, and mediating problem resolution.

 

If you are interested in becoming a participant in a Castleman Quartet Program then the following links provide useful information. :

      

 

History of CQP including testimonials from some of the world's best-known musicians

Schedule of Concerts and Classes Summer 2015 (updated 6/3/15)

Faculty and Staff 2015 Sessions (updated 6/3/15)

CQP's Venue

Where CQP Alumni work (updated 10/29/14)

Forms:Application et al (printer-friendly)(updated 11/26/14)

What to expect as a participant (updated 11/26/14)

 

 

 

CONCERTS AT CQP 2015 (7:30 unless otherwise noted) 

JUNE 20 CHARLES CASTLEMAN, violin—BRAHMS SONATAS                                                                       assisted Louise Chan, Hoi Ting Heidi Chu, Kathryn Felt

JUNE 26  ALLYSON DAWKINS, viola—MUSIC OF HINDEMITH, BACH and  BRAHMS                                                                                                           assisted Cory Chang, Hsin-Hsuan Lin

JULY 2 SOLO CONCERT 3PM

JULY 2 QUARTET CONCERT
Tom Nakashima-Jon Winter-Andy Grishaw -Kaily Schenker Schubert a Op 29 
Chris Koenig-Winona Murphy-Tamara Shamir-Adrienne Hyde Mendelssohn e Op 44#2  
Misty Drake-Sarah Chan-Sophia Wonneberger-Kezia Fisher Beethoven Op 59#2

JULY 3 QUARTET CONCERT
Lauren Vandervelden-Nick Dill-Essie Duke-Eliana Yang Barber (1936)
Fiona Shea-Aidan Ip-Claire Satchwell-Rowena Bakke Beethoven Op 74 “Harp” 
Joohyun Lee-Katie Weers- Lucas Goodman -Aoma Caldwell-Dave Fenwick Schubert 2 cello Quintet

JULY 4 SOLO CONCERT 3PM

JULY 4 QUARTET CONCERT

Julianne Greer-Stephanie van Duijn-Elizabeth Vennari-Liam Fenlon  Mozart K590
Jonah Lyon- Chloe Harvel-Julia Foran- Kajsa Johansson-Schumann #1 in a 
Eliot Roske-Raina Arnett-Orei Odents-Rachel Rice Beethoven Op 127

JULY 8 SONATA CONCERT                                                                                                                       JULY 9 SONATA CONCERT                                                                                                                      JULY 10 SONATA CONCERT                                                                                                                           JULY 11 SONATA CONCERT

JULY 12 LAURA BOSSERT, violin                                                                                                              JULY 13 SONATA CONCERT                                                                                                                

JULY 17 CHARLES CASTLEMAN, violin ---SONATAS OF SCHUBERT, FAURE and DVORAK –assisted CORY CHANG, TING LAURINA HONG, YI-FANG WU                                                                                                                                                                 

JULY 18  CSABA ERDELYI VIOLA MASTER CLASS                                                                                                                                                                        

JULY 19  WOLF ITALIAN SERENADE , 9PM

JULY 24  THOMAS LANDSCHOOT, cello –assisted CHARLES CASTLEMAN

JULY 25   THOMAS LANDSCHOOT/ CHARLES CASTLEMAN –joint MASTER CLASS

JULY 28  ROSS HARBAUGH CELLO MASTER CLASS /                                                                                  SCOTT FLAVIN VIOLIN MASTER CLASS

JULY 29 SOLO CONCERT                                                                                                                                                                                             JULY 30 SOLO CONCERT 3PM

JULY 30 QUARTET CONCERT
Stamps Qt Jacques Gedway-Tom Johnson-Muireann Lemus-Sarah Huesman Bartok 1 (1909)
Yael Kurzbauer/Misty Drake/ Brian Slawta/ Ben Roberts  Glass #5 (1991) 
Raina Arnett/ Michele Ripka/Zhen Huang/Sam Morgan/Lydia deLieuw Taneyev 2va Quintet (1905)

JULY 31 QUARTET CONCERT
Andrew Dunlap/Mjclen LaiPang/ Suriah Nakano/Dave Fenwick Rihm #3 (1976) 
Aidan Ip/ Fiona Shea/ Claire Satchwell/Rowena Bakke Ives #2 (1913) 
Sae Hee Uhm/Eun Young Jung/Joohyun Lee/Dae Yun Yoo/ Dan Ketter                 Rochberg 2vc Quintet (1982)

AUGUST 1 SOLO CONCERT 3PM

 

AUGUST 1 QUARTET CONCERT

Jon Winter/ Paige Towsey /Codi Ng/Rachel Rice Piston #5 (1962)                              Will Crock/Eliot Roske/Orei Odents/ Ian van Maaren Bartok 2 (1917)                                                                                        Kaito Mimura/Symphony Koss/Athalie Vaval/Lindsay Choung Frank Martin (1967)
Chloe Harvel/Jonah Lyon/ JuliaForan/ Eliana Yang Bartok 3 (1927)



 

 

 

 

 

 

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