Guest Faculty

The 2017 Summer Chamber Music Workshop application is now available online. Apply today!

Each Summer Chamber Music Workshop gives participants of all ages (12 and up) and skill levels the opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of Director Lenny Matczynski, the Apple Hill String Quartet, renowned guest faculty and supportive peers. Over the course of each ten-day session, students receive personalized coaching, perform in chamber groups, and participate in community activities. Central to the workshop is the Playing for Peace initiative, a worldwide program developed by Apple Hill that brings musicians from areas of conflict together. This summer, come explore your love of music in a non-competitive community in beautiful, rural, southern New Hampshire.

Interested in learning more about the Summer Chamber Music Workshop? Visit our FAQ page, learn about the application process, check the dates and fees, get a glimpse of daily life, or contact Amelia at 603-847-3371 or amelia@applehill.org.

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07Oct 2015

Apple Hill Wins Ewing Award

October 7, 2015
Apple Hill String Quartet press photo

The Apple Hill String Quartet was one of five area musicians/musical groups to receive the first-ever Ruth and James Ewing Award. Named after two local supporters of the arts and presented by the Keene Sentinel and Arts Alive, the award recognizes artistic excellence in the Monadnock Region. Read more about the award and other winners, […]

26Apr 2016
Guest Faculty

The 2017 Summer Chamber Music Workshop application is now available online. Apply today! Each Summer Chamber Music Workshop gives participants of all ages (12 and up) and skill levels the opportunity to study and perform chamber music under the guidance of Director Lenny Matczynski, the Apple Hill String Quartet, renowned guest faculty and supportive peers. […]

09Jan 2017

NEW! Apple Hill CD

January 9, 2017
2016-cd-cover

Apple Hill has released its newest CD! Take a trip with the Apple Hill String Quartet through time and around the world. Start in the 1600s with exquisite and finely crafted music by English composer Henry Purcell. Next, immerse yourself in the culture of Turkey and hear exciting music by Ahmed Saygun, a composer who […]

14Jan 2017

You did it!

January 14, 2017
Dirt Road Long Table Dinner 2014

Most people who spend any amount of time with me know that I love to give toasts. It’s a great way to acknowledge an accomplishment, a person, or a meaningful thought…and when one acknowledges, you have the ability to move on. I get this desire to toast as a result of my upbringing–many riotous family […]

15Jan 2017

Victor Jara was a mid-20th century Chilean director, poet, singer-songwriter, and activist. He was a mentor and inspiration to Celso Garrido-Lecca, whose String Quartet No. 2 is being performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet this winter. When Pinochet seized power in 1973, Jara was arrested, tortured, and shot. His voice lives on in Lecca’s […]

17Jan 2017
Apple Hill String Quartet in Concert Barn

Great Music at St. Bart’s presents New Hampshire’s Apple Hill String Quartet in the Chapel of St. Bartholomew’s Church–a beautiful, intimate space perfectly suited to chamber music–on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 2:30 pm. The quartet will perform the world premiere of John Harbison’s Presences for string quartet, cello, and bass; Ahmed Saygun’s String Quartet […]