Artist / Program Description
Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute is a chamber ensemble whose members are selected each year from the most promising musicians to attend the Institute’s summer session at Ravinia. They perform on tour with program director Miriam Fried. The repertoire for each tour varies but always includes three or four works for piano and strings. The tour, designed to bring the musical richness of Ravinia to a wider audience, presents formal concerts as well as educational outreach programs for schools and community organizations. Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Institute have appeared at such prestigious venues as Boston’s Gardner Museum, the Library of Congress and New York’s Town Hall, in addition to performances each year on the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Stars series.
The Steans Institute for Young Artists identifies and brings together each summer talented young instrumentalists from around the world to make music under the supervision of an internationally renowned faculty. Young artists at the Steans Institute attend master classes given by musical luminaries, have daily coaching with the Institute’s faculty and present recitals offered as part of Ravinia Festival’s summer programming. Many of the Institute’s alumni have gone on to achieve notable successes in both solo and chamber music performance.