THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM

Charles Castleman, Director

 

in Residence S.U.N.Y.Fredonia..................................not in Residence U Colorado Boulder

June 8-July 27, 2014......................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the home page of The Castleman Quartet Programs. Founded by Charles Castleman in 1970, this unique summer program will be at one location in 2014: Fredonia, NY

In the words of Yo-Yo Ma,

"The Quartet Program is the best program of its kind that I know. Every young person not only learns many of the great works written for this genre, but they must also learn how to work with each other and to communicate the most personal thoughts to their colleagues. No one emerges from the program without great love of music and better knowledge of interpersonal relationships. I view this program as a training ground for lifemanship."

Each seven-week participant learns "from scratch" and performs at The Castleman Quartet Program one Concerto movement, 2 contrasting Bach movements, or the equivalent along with two string quartets and a Sonata, - ideal preparation for college auditions or solo competitions. There are analogous opportunities for three-week participants. A week of Sonata study is built into the 7-week session at Fredonia. Subject to availability, it also may be added to either three-week session.

Caeli Smith, "Roving Reporter" for NPR's From The Top wrote an apt description of her experience at QP for violinist.com, available at "http://www.violinist.com/blog/caeli/2008".

Given that only 36 participants are accepted in a given session, CQP's success rate is unique. Twenty-one active professional chamber groups have more than one CQP alumnus as members, and ninety-three such groups have one CQP alumnus. Eighty-six orchestras have at least one principal player who attended CQP. CQP counts among its past participants a VP of Deutsche Bank, a doctor who discovered a cure for a previously always fatal genetic disease, an executive of Legal Aid in the San Francisco area, several Grammy winners and finalists, directors and writers of such TV shows as “Seinfeld” and “Desperate Housewives”, producers for the most important recording companies, and more than twenty directors of their own Arts Programs. CQP’s record of success is self-perpetuating. Alumni of CQP are excited to help younger colleagues who shared the same CQP experience. Those CQP alumni that attended Harvard, Yale, and Princeton in the past made such marks as students there, that almost 100% of QP alumni applying to those schools are accepted.

CQP’s schedule is partially structured, offering a sample organized workday, and partially unstructured to allow each participant to discover the most effective conditions for his/her optimum progress. The group, assembled and assigned by Charles Castleman, remains intact for the duration of the program, with all the QP faculty involved in teaching verbal and non-verbal communication and the principles of Group Dynamics, and mediating problem resolution.

 

If you are interested in becoming a participant in a Castleman Quartet Program then the following links provide useful information. :

      

 

History of CQP including testimonials from some of the world's best-known musicians

Schedule of Concerts and Classes Summer 2013 (updated 7/11/13)

Faculty and Staff 2014 Sessions (updated 12/8/13)

CQP's Venue

Where CQP Alumni work (updated 2/23/14)

Forms:application et al (printer-friendly)(updated 9/1/12)

What to expect as a participant (updated 7/11/13)

 

 

 

CONCERTS AT CQP EAST 2013

JUNE 19 ALLYSON DAWKINS + FRIENDS (BARTOK 1ST RHAPSODY, PROKOFIEV ROMEO + JULIET SUITE, BRAHMS "HORN"TRIO)

JUNE 22 CHARLES CASTLEMAN (K 526, BACH CHACONNE, FAURE A SONATA )

27 SOLO CONCERT 3 PM Beethoven Violin Sonata Op 12#1-3rd mvt,(AMALIA ZEITLIN) St Saens Introduction& Rondo Capriccioso,(ANNA KONG)Sarasate Introduction& Tarantella,(COCO SHIH)Bloch Suite Hebraique(KATHERINE GUERRERO), Shostakovich Cello Sonata 1st mvt (ANDREW PEEPLES)

27 QUARTET CONCERT

Mozart K575 Ronald Long, Joy Yamaguchi, Elizabeth Keckeisen, Amanda Vosburgh

Bartok6 Jacob Schafer, Lilian Chou, Stephanie Galipeau, Mike Grittani.

Glazounov 2 cello Quintet Neil Miller,Jacqui Harning, Chris Gokelman, Justin Hall, Rachel Rivero

28 QUARTET CONCERT

Debussy Juliette Greer, Forrest Palamountain, John Grigsby, Isaiah Pennington

Shostakovich 8 Tommy Nakashima, Anna Kong, Katherine Guerrero, Kaily Schenker

Bruckner 2 viola Quintet Shannon Reilly, Dylan Feldpausch, Deberly Kauffman, Anders Janson, Diane Chou

29 SOLO CONCERT 3 PM Bartok 2nd Violin Concerto 2nd mvt,(JACOB SCHAFER)Lalo Cello Concerto 2nd mvt,(JUSTIN HALL) Hubay Hejre Kati, (JULIETTE GREER)Wieniawski Legende,(NEILMILLER) St Saens Havanaise (TOMMY NAKASHIMA)Elgar Cello Concerto 4th mvt(RACHEL RIVERO)

29 QUARTET CONCERT

Mendelssohn e Coco Shih, Amalia Zeitlin, Natalia Badziak, Andrew Peeples

Bartok 4 Andrew Dunlap, Nicole Oswald, Mike Staffeldt, Emily Munstedt

 

July 3 SONATA CONCERT Joy Yamaguchi/Yueun Kim Schumann a violin, Elizabeth Keckeisen/Kurt Galvan Shostakovich viola, Amanda Vosburgh. YK Mendelssohn #2 cello

4 SONATA CONCERT (3PM) Lilian Chou /Boram Ahn Beethoven #3 violin, Jacquie Harning/KG Beethovem #4 violin

5 SONATA CONCERT John Grigsby/Xin Chang Hindemith Op 25#4 , Kaily Schenker/YK Grieg cello, Dylan Feldpausch/KG. Brahms d

6 SONATA CONCERTS

3:00 PM Ron Long/XC Franck, Rebecca Clarke Chris Gokelman/KG, Rachmaninov cello Isaiah Pennington/XC, Natalia Badziak/BA Hindemith 1939

7:30 PM Deberly Kauffman/Yi wan Lai Arpeggione, Diane Chou/BA Chopin cello, Andrew Dunlap/YL St Saens violin

8 SONATA CONCERT Stephanie Galipeau/YL Milhaud #1 viola, Mike Grittani/YL Beethoven A cello, Anders Janson/YK Brahms Eb, Emily Munstedt, YL Prokofiev cello

19 FACULTY RECITAL

24 SOLO

25 SOLO 3 PM

25 QUARTET

Haydn Quinten Op 76#2 Sarah Yakir, Mallory Hayes, Tristan l’Heureux, Aliya Ultan
Stravinsky Pieces/Cage Quartet Joy Yamaguchi, Ronald Long, Ben Pochily, Peter Skaar

Brahms Bb Jason Polychronakos,Amrita Singh, Jessica Pickersgill,Francie Freedman

26 QUARTET

Beethoven 18#3 Rachel Graves, Chris Chan, Austin Simmons, Aoife Balaji

Sirota Forrest Palamountain, Chris Ives, John Grigsby, Isaiah Pennington

Hindemith #3 Anna Black, Cameron Zweber, Lindan Burns, Drew Cone

27 SOLO 3 PM

27 QUARTET

Mozart K 465 Dissonant Nicole Oswald, Christina Eastman, Mike Staffeldt, Emily Munstedt

Beethoven Op 135 Marco Chow, Rachel Stenzel, Stephanie Galipeau, Mike Grittani

Rochberg #5 Dylan Feldpausch, Shannon Reilly, Anders Janson, Aaron Stier

 

 

CONCERTS AT CQP WEST 2013

July 6 CHARLES CASTLEMAN recital (K 526, Mozart Duo with CSABA ERDELYI, Faure A Sonata)

13 4PM: CSABA ERDELYI master class

18 QUARTET CONCERT

Mozart DISSONANT K 465 Melissa Deal, Rebecca Phillips, Sabrina Romney, McKinley James

BARTOK 1 Eleanor Yu, Yael Kurzbauer, Andrew Pina, Arie Van Vuuren

DVORAK Op 105 Lily Chiu, Hannah Cartwright, Marcus Rose, Andrew Gabriel

19 QUARTET CONCERT

MOZART Adagio&Fugue Lindsie Katz, Clare Bresnahan, Natasia Boyko, Lissie Patience

KODALY #2 Zach Hazen, Julie Kwak, Grace Yang, Kyle Meerbot

BEETHOVEN Op 135 Kaelynn Dirks, Kyle Chung, Sarah Lyle, Ben Rogers

SHOSTAKOVICH 7 Clare Bresnahan, Lindsie Katz, Natasia Boyko, Lissie Patience

20 QUARTET CONCERT

ELGAR Alan Snow, Chloe Prendergast, Hailey Hatcher, Zan Berry

BARTOK 5 :STAMPS QUARTET Victor Colmenares, Arianne Urban, Amanda Diaz, Chris Young

24 SONATA CONCERT Eleanor Yu/SuHanHo Beethoven#1 violin, Marcus Rose/Karen Lau Brahms Eb, Victor Colmenares//SHH K526, Kyle Chung/Esther Lim Spring, Natasia Boyko/SHH Maerchenbilder,Chloe Prendergast/Teng Kuan Wang Janacek,Sarah Lyle/KLHindemith 11#4,, Lily Chiu/KL Schubert Duo

25 SONATA CONCERT: Zach Hazen/SHH Ravel, Kyle Meerbot/TKW Strauss cello, Hannah Cartwright/SHH Brahms A, Ben Rogers/TKW Beethoven #4 cello, Lindsie Katz/TWW Franck, Sabrina Romney/EL Bowen viola, Arianne Urban/Yen Meng Tung Debussy violin

26 SONATA CONCERT: Andrew Pina/SHH Arpeggione, Rebecca Phillips/EL Schumann d, Andrew Gabriel/KL Beethoven #1 cello, Julie Kwak/SHH K305, Lissie Patience/EL Rachmaninov, Hailey Hatcher/YMT Clarke, Zan Berry/KL Faure g cello, Amanda Diaz/SHH Bax viola

27 SONATA CONCERT: Arie Van Vuuren/YMT Brahms e, Yael Kurzbauer/EL Grieg c, Kaelynn Dirks/EL Faure A, Chris Young/TKW Brahms F cello, Melissa Deal/KL Schumann a, Grace Yang/TKW Glinka, McKinley James/EL Kodaly Sonatina, Alan Snow/KL Brahms G

 

RUNOUT CONCERTS 2013

Barnes & Noble - July 12 and 13, 7:00 PM

Frasier Meadows Retirement Home - July 15, 21, and 23 at 7:30 PM

Pre-Concert Colorado Music Festival, Under The Tent - July 12, 6:15 PM

Boulder Public Library Concert Series - July 16, 12:00 PM

Carillon Retirement Home – July 17 and 22, 7:30 PM

 

 

        

Questions? Email ccastleman22@gmail.com,

write c/o Eastman School, 26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604. or

telephone (585) 2741592