California Concerto Weekend for Amateur Pianists
January 11 - 14, 2018
Application deadline: (postmarked or online by) November 17, 2017
We are proud to welcome distinguished pianist Jon Nakamatsu to our
Amateur pianists, 25 years of age or older who do not have a music performance degree,
are eligible to participate AND limited number of amateur pianists with performance degrees will be accepted.
Up to twelve pianists will be accepted to participate as performers. All performers will receive a 50-minute lesson with one of the CCW piano faculty, a meeting with the orchestra conductor, up to a 30 minute rehearsal with the
CCW Orchestra, and a performance in the final concert with the orchestra.
A welcome reception and panel discussion on solo concerto performance will open the weekend workshop. All participants also have the option to perform in the "Piano Jam", an informal recital where works for solo piano are performed.
A limited number of auditors and Active Auditors may also be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
All events will be held at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. West Valley College was the first ALL-Steinway School in California. Practice rooms all have Steinway upright pianos, and some Steinway "B" pianos will be available for practice. All lessons are on Steinway Model "B" pianos and the final performance
is on a Steinway Model "D"
We are pleased to announce that Gala Yaroshevsky will assume the position of
Program Director for the 7th CCW.
Special thanks to Co-Founder Joan Karr who will continue to assist in an advisory role.
"...a well-paced, fascinating, educational event. Nothing could be better for the adult amateur."
- Tony Cantrick, performer 2013, 2014
"...from the moment I walked into the first group meeting until the end of the post-concert reception I had a fantastic time! ..... I was inspired by all the talent and made a bunch of new friends. Thank you all for a great weekend!"
-Eugene Lee, performer 2016
"Besides the wonderful music making, it was just a great group of people!"
- Patricia Gunther, performer 2016
CCW 2018 Faculty
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