For Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Piano & Voice
The National Arts Centre Young Artists Program identifies and fosters young, exceptional musical talent through intensive instruction led by Artistic Director Pinchas Zukerman and an internationally-renowned faculty. Founded in 1999 by Pinchas Zukerman, the Young Artists Program offers 70 highly-talented students from across Canada and around the globe the opportunity to take part in Senior or Pre-College level of technical study and chamber music coaching.
The Young Artists Program offers outstanding private instruction and chamber music coaching with additional career-related sessions and career mentoring as well as performance opportunities including public chamber music concerts, public masterclasses, closed works-in-progress sessions and recitals.
- Program Duration: 3 weeks (June 6 - 27, 2013)
- Those accepted display exceptional talent and range in age from young-adult to age 26 (exceptions may apply)
- Program Duration: 2 weeks (June 17 – 29, 2013)
- Those accepted display outstanding talent during teen years, beginning at age 12 (exceptions may apply)
Strings / Piano
- All students receive several private lessons, daily chamber music rehearsals &/or coaching
- Senior Level: Violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
- Pre-College Level: Violin, viola, cello
- Senior Level: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn
- 5 exceptional wind musicians will be selected for a unique one-on-one mentorship experience with their respective NAC Orchestra Wind Principal on orchestral & solo repertoire and together as a wind quintet coached by all Principals of the NAC Orchestra Wind Quintet.
- Senior Level
- Renowned soprano Benita Valente returns to lead a special vocal component of the YAP providing private instruction and chamber music to 4 exceptional, classically-trained vocalists selected by invitation.
Housing and Meals
- All students stay at the University of Ottawa New Residence at 90 University, just a two-minute walk from the School of Music. Those students under the age of majority (18 and under) will have chaperone supervision
- All students will have a meal plan including a partial or full per diem.
The basic format of each day is made up of morning private lessons, afternoon chamber coaching and practice and evening masterclasses and special musical events.
08:30-12:30 private practice or lesson
14:00-17:00 chamber music coaching/practice
17:00-19:30 free time / dinner
19:30 evening activities