2020 Summer Session
Instruction for strings is only part of the musical offering at Meadowmount. In 1993, a piano program was added to nurture and inspire pianists in the disciplined Galamian tradition.
A maximum of six pianists, age 16 and older, with demonstrated chamber music experience are accepted for study each summer. Students have their own private studio with a Steinway or Yamaha grand piano for practice and rehearsals. One-on-one instruction in the solo piano repertoire, participation in weekly master classes, guest artist master classses, and involvement in a chamber group coached by both the piano and string faculties provide for a tremendous amount of growth. Due to limited piano studio space, only students enrolled as pianists will have access to pianos.
Testimonials from piano students:
"Meadowmount is the closest place to magic in our world. After an inspiring seven weeks of hard work, my improvement was above all expectations. As Mr. Larsen says: 'You can accomplish here what you would accomplish in a year at home.'"
"What you really learn here is not just how to work, but how to work effectively. This is how Meadowmount will help me in my future."
"As a participant of the Meadowmount piano program, I was able to elevate my artistry at the piano and chamber music to a higher level. Not only did I have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with many talented and hardworking musicians, but I also had the chance to intensively study with various members of the distinguished teaching faculty.”
"My summer at Meadowmount was truly an invaluable experience. The level of playing was extremely high, and I was fortunate to work with two wonderful chamber partners on a daily basis.”
Meadowmount Director Eric Larsen started the Piano Program at Meadowmount in 1993. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.