The Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Leonard Matczynski will be traveling to Peru April 3-17. They will kick off the tour with a concert at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on April 2. While in Peru, they will teach master classes in chamber music and the Quartet will perform concerts in Lima and Cusco in an effort to form new partnerships with Peruvian students and music schools. Apple Hill has traveled to numerous places throughout the U.S. and the world to fulfill the mission of Playing for Peace.

“We hope that the new connections we make in Peru will entice students to attend the Summer Chamber Music Workshop on our campus in Nelson to enhance the incredible diversity we have here during the summer. Our students learn to play music and to communicate and connect with each other in ways they never imagined,” says Director Leonard Matczynski.

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Introducing the Sostenuto Society sostenuto: adjective, a musical term meaning to be played in a sustained or prolonged manner Want to help Apple Hill in a unique way? Join the Sostenuto Society and become a monthly donor. Monthly donations are quick and effortless and even a small amount adds up: $5 per month=$60 per year […]

The Apple Hill String Quartet and Director Leonard Matczynski will be traveling to Peru April 3-17. They will kick off the tour with a concert at the Peruvian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on April 2. While in Peru, they will teach master classes in chamber music and the Quartet will perform concerts in Lima and […]

Director Lenny Matczynski and ensemble-in-residence Apple Hill String Quartet are joined on the Summer Chamber Music Workshop faculty by renowned teaching artists from around the world. Learn more.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]