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Chamber Music Festival
Chamber Music Camp

About This Camp

The Chamber Music Workshop and Festival and Festival is a world-class training and performance program for participants ages 8-30.

Now in its sixth summer, The Chamber Music Workshop and Festival program brings together some of the most talented young musicians from the U.S., and around the world, for 14 days of intensive training and performance sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for young artists to train and perform under the guidance of some of the world’s most established teachers and mentors.

Schedule

July 1-14, 2022 Register Now
Junior Program (ages 8-15): 11am to 3pm
Senior Program (ages 15-30): 11am to 6pm

Ages

Ages 8-30

Cost

$1000 Junior Program
$1500 Senior Program

More About This Camp

San Domenico is uniquely positioned to host this music workshop and festival. Its Music Conservatory anchors an internationally recognized Music Virtuoso Program, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, perfectly-equipped practice rooms, and one of the best concert halls in the Bay Area.

The San Domenico campus also offers 515 acres of recreational activities such as a swimming pool, tennis courts, and beautiful hiking trails which program participants are welcome to use. Students will also be able to participate in and enjoy a chess tournament during camp, officially registered with LiChess and supervised by an international grandmaster.

The workshop offers both Junior and Senior programs that include orchestra, chamber music, technique classes, private lessons, and performances. 

Junior Program (JP) Ages 8-15 (Note: We are happy to accept strong players under 8 years old.)

The (JP) program offers a 5-6 hour daily program from 11am - 3pm. During the ten days of camp, JP students will learn 10 to 12 orchestral compositions, and perform at the final concerts.

Senior Program (SP) Ages 15-30

The SP program offers intensive music training and runs for a full day (6-8 hours) from 11am - 6pm.  It includes chamber music coaching as well as time and space to rehearse on your own. Students will join in orchestra sectionals and tutti rehearsals. Each SP student will be assigned a chamber ensemble that will perform at the final concert. Private lessons will be taught by the faculty members at least once a week. Extra lessons can be arranged.  

The San Domenico Conservatory
The Conservatory is located at San Domenico School, located 25 minutes from the Golden Gate bridge in the hills of Marin County. For local Bay Area residents, San Domenico is 25 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Anselmo. San Domenico’s location also affords international visitors close proximity to North Bay beaches, Golden Gate Bridge, scenic Sausalito and a ferry to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

Instructors

Eugene Chukhlov
Program Director
Violin/Viola

Violinist Eugene Chukhlov is applauded regularly as a soloist and orchestral player throughout the Bay Area. Eugene has over 25 years of performance and teaching experience. He is associate concertmaster of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and teaches at both the Crowden School and San Domenico Conservatory.

echukhlov@sandomenico.org

Chee-Yun Kim 
Artistic Director
Violin

Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.

"This is a talented instrumentalist, with the kind of high-gloss tone that pulls sensuously at the listener's ear." - New York Times

Igor Veligan
Assistant Director
Violin/Viola

Igor Veligan joined the faculty of the UOP Conservatory of Music in the fall of 2006. He holds the Master of Arts in violin performance and chamber music from Odessa State Conservatory. His primary violin teachers include Zoja Istomina and Galina Gritzenko. Mr. Veligan has studied chamber music with Oleg Shkarpitnuy and Natalya Buzanova, and has had master classes with Zakhar Bron, Liana Isakadze, and Igor Frolov.

Edith Szendrey 
Junior Program
Conductor

Canadian born violinist and violist Edith Szendrey founded the HPAF Junior Program in 2013, to the delight of many young students, parents and audiences alike. Of Hungarian roots, she holds a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of British Columbia. In addition to inspiring young musicians for over a decade, she has performed in many chamber music concerts with the San francisco Chamber Orchestra, the San Francisco Choral Society and the Arlekin String Quartet.

Sergei Riabtchenko
Cello

Sergei Riabtchenko received a Bachelors degree from Pushkin Music College in Russia, where he was the Grand Prix winner of the Moscow Young Musicians Festival. He received his Masters from the Moscow Conservatory of Music with a degree in cello performance and teaching, and a minor in composition. Sergei performed with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra until 1990.

Niki Fukada
Violin

San Domenico alum Niki Fukada is a brilliant young violinist and experienced teacher. Finishing her Master Degree at SMU Niki was a TA at Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and at Chee-Yun & Friends Festival. We are proud to welcome her as our youngest member of the faculty!