Chamber Days with the

Aeolus Quartet from New York

The Fry Street Quartet will return in 2018

$885 (January-April 1st)

$960 (After April 1st if space is available)

June 15-24, 2017

We encourage pre-formed groups as well as individuals to sign up


Students who would like a much more extensive experience with chamber music are invited to enroll in Chamber Days. Only 32 students will be allowed to enroll – eight string quartets. Only Advanced String Camp students will be able to participate in the seminar. Enroll early, as it is on a first come-first served basis and level ability to complete the quartets.

Price includes coachings and rehearsals, lunch for the first three days, master classes, Aeolus Quartet open rehearsals and performances, group discussions, and more!

Participants will be assigned to a string quartet that meets together for ten days. For the first three days, all groups will receive two coachings a day with members of the Aeolus Quartet, as well as rehearse twice a day. These same quartets will continue on with daily coachings and rehearsals during the second week of ISSI.

Chamber Days will be a more intense and focused experience for the entire Institute, with participants working exclusively with the members of the Aeolus Quartet throughout. Aeolus will be teaching solo master classes for all seminar participants during regular Institute week.  There will also be additional independent rehearsal times for all groups for the duration of Institute. This is a phenomenal chance to work with a world-class performing and teaching ensemble! 


About the Aeolus Quartet

Nicholas Tavani and Rachel Shapiro, violins * Gregory Luce, viola * Alan Richardson, cello


Formed in 2008 at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Aeolus Quartet has been praised by Strad Magazine for their “high-octane” performances and by the Dallas Morning News for their “Sophisticated and committed” music-making. The Aeolus Quartet completed their tenure as Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School in 2016 and since has been Quartet-in-Residence at Musica Viva of New York. Luke Quinton of the Austin-American Statesman writes, “The Aeolus Quartet is a powerful and thoughtful group of young musicians who are plotting an ascending course…this vibrant group shows great promise.”

The Aeolus Quartet are Grand Prizewinners of the 2011 Plowman Chamber Music Competition and 2011 Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. They were awarded First Prize at the 2009 Coleman International Chamber Ensemble Competition, and Silver Medal at the 2011 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition. Highlights of the 2016-17 season include residencies at Texas Performing Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chamber Music Tulsa, as well as performances alongside the Mark Morris Dance Group and James Dunham.