2021 Program

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Join us online June 14-27, 2021 for a special online iteration of the PRISMA Academy, bringing together students from BC and beyond.

In addition to the Lafayette String Quartet (artists-in-residence), we have confirmed the following American artists for virtual masterclasses. They will be on hand to work with students over Zoom during the two weeks of PRISMA 2021:

Violin
Anne Akiko Meyers – Violin soloist
David Halen – Concertmaster, St Louis Symphony
Martin Chalifour – Concertmaster, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Viola
Jonathan Vinocourt – Principal Viola, San Francisco Symphony

Cello
Carter Brey – Principal Cello, New York Philharmonic
John Lutterman – professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Katinka Kleijn – Cellist, Chicago Symphony

Bass
Timothy Cobb – Principal Bass, New York Philharmonic

Our 2021 Offerings

String Quartet Coaching

All 2021 students will be placed in string quartets or quintets and will receive coaching from the internationally renowned Lafayette String Quartet.

Masterclasses & Private Lessons

Students play solo pieces and listen to their colleagues play during public masterclasses. PRISMA participants receive dedicated support through one-on-one lessons with their guest artist instructors. In the private lessons, students work on selected repertoire and excerpts.

Mentorship Sessions

PRISMA offers students increased professional development and life coaching geared and focused on maintaining personal well-being as a professional musician. Join our guest artists for a roundtable discussion focused on everything from industry etiquette to practice strategies to work-life balance.