Each year The Juilliard School hosts a weeklong seminar to foster the artistic growth of pre-formed, pre-professional string quartets. Through intensive coaching and mentoring with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, as well as interaction with other participating quartets, students are able to refine their artistry in a stimulating artistic environment. Individuals with compelling interest may also be considered for attendance at the Seminar as non-performing auditors.
The 2019 Juilliard String Quartet Seminar will take place from Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24. Participating quartets will arrive on Sunday, May 19 and final performances will take place on Friday, May 24. Participating quartets may not have any other obligations during the seminar.
Each quartet will receive two daily coachings with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, have a rehearsal studio, and perform in a public concert at Juilliard.
Two works of contrasting styles will be studied. It is expected that the quartet will have performed these works in a public concert prior to arrival at Juilliard.