Chamber Music Workshop
The UT Chamber Music Workshop, June 9-14, 2013, is an intensive music workshop for students of string instruments and piano, entering grades 7 to 12 in the fall. It is directed by the Trio de Minaret, an artist-in-residence piano trio at The University of Tampa.
The program includes chamber music coachings led by an internationally distinguished faculty of artist/teachers; master classes for chamber groups such as piano trios, string trios, quartets and quintets; master classes for violin, viola, cello and piano; classes in music history and/or history of string instruments, including repair and adjustment; solo and chamber music performances by students and faculty; choir rehearsals and voice instruction for all students and faculty.
Chamber Music Workshop Schedule
5-7 p.m. Registration, chamber music group assignments, dinner, check in to the residence hall. Monday-Friday:
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- 9-11 a.m.: Chamber music coaching/rehearsals
- 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Choir practice
- 12-1 p.m.: Lunch
- 1-2 p.m.: Chamber music literature class/string orchestra rehearsal
- 2-4 p.m.: Chamber music coaching/rehearsals
- 4-5:30 p.m.: Master Class
- 6-7 p.m.: Dinner
- 7:00 p.m.: Concert and recreational events
Grand Finale Concert
Friday evening at 7 p.m.
Commuter- $299 (includes lunch, tuition, all study materials, T-shirt)
Resident- $435 (includes five nights in UT-supervised housing and meals, tuition, all study materials, T-shirt)
*Application deadline/postmark is May 1, 2013.
*Applicants must submit a recorded sample of their playing (CD/DVD/youtube link)
About the Chamber Music Workshop Faculty
Nancy Chang - violin
Originally from Taiwan, she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music. As a chamber musician, Chang has performed with many ensembles in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami. She has also performed as a soloist with the Burbank Chamber Orchestra, West Los Angeles Symphony and the California State at Los Angeles University Orchestra. Chang was a member of the New World Symphony from 2003 to 2006 in Miami. She joined the Florida Orchestra in 2006 and was recently appointed associate concertmaster. She resides in St. Petersburg, FL.
Kira Omelchenko - choir/orchestra/chamber music
Kira Omelchenko is assistant professor of music at The University of Tampa where she oversees the orchestral and string areas programs as well as teaches chamber music. Prior to UT, Omelchenko served as the music director of St. Ambrose University Community Symphony Orchestra in Davenport, IA. She has conducted at the Iowa Summer Music Camp at the University of Iowa, and was a recent conducting fellow with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. International conducting fellowships includes studies in Vienna, Rotterdam and Amsterdam conservatories in the Netherlands and participation in the an opera masterclass with Dejan Savic in Bulgaria. As guest conductor, she has conducted the Bulgarian State Opera in Burgas and the Season Music Festival Orchestra in Yakima, Washington.
Lei Liu - violin/viola
Lei Liu joined the ranks of the Florida Orchestra in 1994. Since then, he has moved his way up to become assistant concertmaster. Prior to his career in the Florida Orchestra, he has been a part of the Florida Symphony in Orlando as well as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He is also a dedicated conductor of the Serenade Strings Orchestra in the Pinellas Youth Symphony. He has received his bachelor'sdegree from Central Conservatory inBeijing, China, and his mast'er degree from Temple University. Liu is the violin instructor at The University of Tampa.
Lowell Adams - cello
Lowell Adams is the assistant principal cellist of the Florida Orchestra, principal cellist of the Lake George Opera Festival in New York and the associate artist instructor of cello and chamber music at The University of Tampa. He was an artist in residence member of the Esterhazy Quartet in Missouri. His many distinguished teachers included Raya Garbousova and members of the Vermeer Quartet. He has received his bachelor's and master's degrees in cello performance from Northern Illinois University and artist's diploma from Hart's School of Music. He has appeared with St. Louis Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Esterhazy Quartet and the Dorian String Quartet. Adam's teaching experiences include visiting professor of cello at the University of Missouri and instructor of cello at the University of South Florida, The University of Tampa, Florida Southern College, Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra and the Suwanee Summer Music Camp.
Grigorios Zamparas - piano
Grigorios Zamparas has received critical acclaim for his versatile performing career as recitalist, orchestra soloist and chamber musician in Greece, Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia, Russia, Latin America, South Korea and the U.S. He is a frequent guest at numerous festivals worldwide, having performed several times at the prestigious Newport Music Festival (Newport, RI), the Mainly Mozart Festival (Miami, FL) and the Salon of the Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), among others. He has been featured as a soloist in more than 20 different piano concerti with orchestras such as the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra (Brazil), Indiana University Symphony Orchestra (U.S.), Togliati Philharmonic (Russia), the Sofia Soloists and the B. Martinu Philharmonic of the Czech Republic. Zamparas is assistant professor of music at The University of Tampa where he oversees the piano program. His recordings have been released by Centaur Records.