Tuesday, July 21 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Featuring 2015 Chamber Music Academy Fellows
CHAMBER MUSIC INSTITUTE PROGRAM
The Chamber Music Institute for piano and strings welcomes individuals and pre-formed ensembles for intensive coaching sessions, rehearsals, and performances. The focus is on learning through performance. Fellows will perform alongside our guest artists as Mentors. With enrolment limited to 18, participating Fellows work with distinguished international faculty in an intimate, collegial atmosphere. Individual instrumentalists are placed in chamber groups with at least one artist Mentor per group.
Performance opportunities are paramount to this program and selected Fellows will have the opportunity to perform at outreach concerts in the community as well as at weekly Mentors & Fellows Concerts that are a part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.
Huw Watkins was born in Wales in 1976. He studied piano with Peter Lawson at Chetham’s School of Music and composition with Robin Holloway, Alexander Goehr and Julian Anderson at Cambridge and the Royal College of Music. In 2001 he was awarded the Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music, he now teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music. A favourite partner for chamber collaborations, Huw Watkins performs regularly with his brother Paul Watkins, as well as Alina Ibragimova, James Gilchrist, Daniel Hope, Nicholas Daniel, Sebastian Manz, Mark Padmore, Carolyn Sampson, and Alexandra Wood. Recently Huw has featured as both Composer in Residence and pianist at festivals including Presteigne and Lars Vogt’s ‘Spannungen’ Festival in Heimbach, Germany, as well as with the Orchestra of the Swan (2012–14).