Summer Program

Class #36

Chamber Music For Strings

Klara Fenyo Bahcall

July 8 - July 14


instructor imageThis class was first offered at The Clearing in 1970, making this the 49th year! Quartets, with rotating personnel, are scheduled each morning and afternoon, with coaching on an assigned repertoire. In addition, the entire group will meet several times during the week for a string orchestra session. Master class and individual coaching also will be offered, and an informal performance, open to the public, is scheduled for Friday evening. There will be ample time to form groups to rehearse additional music which could be chosen from the library collection of the program.

Those interested in this class will receive an application form that lists the repertoire and includes an information slip that MUST be returned before registrations can be confirmed. You will be expected to acquire and prepare your parts, including measure numbers for the string quartets, in advance of the class. Music for the string orchestra will be introduced and learned during the week.

Three coaches will assist Klara during the week: Jacki Thering, Chuck Stephan and David Becker.

Klara Fenyo Bahcall was born in Budapest, Hungary. She received her artist and teaching diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where she also studied with Szemjon Sznyitkovszkij. By audition, she was chosen to be a soloist for the Hungarian National Radio, where she made several recordings and frequently played live radio recitals. Klara won a two-year scholarship for postgraduate studies to the Banff Arts Centre in Canada, where she studied with world-class artists, including Menachem Pressler, Lorand Fenyves, Gyorgy Sebok and Sidney Harth. Until coming to the United States, Klara was Concertmaster of the Hungarian National Opera. She was also a soloist with the Philharmonia Management Office. After coming to the United States, she continued her solo career as a soloist and chamber musician, and also as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she taught violin, viola and chamber music. Klara has given recitals throughout Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and the United States.

Note: Three scholarship funds are available for this class: The Adeline and Jack Weiland Scholarship Fund, The Angela R. Ebzery Scholarship Fund and the Ken Byler Scholarship Fund. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Klara or The Clearing.
Note: The Ferrence Fenyo Fund (Ferrence, Klara’s father, was the assistant instructor in this class for several years) was established several years ago to help pay for coaches. Those interested in supporting this fund are encouraged to contact The Clearing.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Materials Fee: $75 to help defray the cost of the three coaches

Pricing (per person):
$1015 Dorm Room Package*
$1115 Two-Person Room Package*
$1630 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$600 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals