NEXUS Fellowship

NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago recognizes the need for outstanding chamber music education to give the next generation of musical leaders the tools to study and perform works that range from traditional classical music to contemporary, groundbreaking compositions. NEXUS believes that real world musical experience is equally as important as private instruction is to a student’s education. In this spirit, NEXUS, in partnership with Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, is pleased to announce a new fellowship, wherein a small number of highly gifted young music students will be invited to join NEXUS artists in the preparation and performance of major chamber works during the festival. The NEXUS Fellowship will provide these young musicians with the experience necessary to quickly put together challenging works at a high artistic level.

NEXUS Chamber Music’s residency at Roosevelt University will coincide with the school’s first weeks of the fall semester. The NEXUS artists will work alongside Roosevelt faculty in guiding advanced students to hone the skills of performance and interpretation. The NEXUS residency will include collaborations between select Roosevelt students, chosen by audition and the NEXUS artists. The opportunity to join NEXUS artists in the rehearsal and performance process as colleagues will serve as critical and formative experiences for Roosevelt’s aspiring collegiate students, and the resulting performances will be major events that will begin the school year at a high artistic level.

When: August 26-September 8, 2019

Who: One violin Fellow for each week (8/26-9/1, 9/2-9/8)

Where:

  • Week 1: Concert at Guarneri Hall, 11 E Adams St, 350A, Chicago 60603

  • Week 2: Concert at Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago 60605

Repertoire:

  • Week 1: Schumann Piano Quintet, Violin 2 and Haydn String Quartet “Bird”, Violin 2 (with NEXUS Artists Brian Hong, Zoë Martin-Doike, Alexander Hersh, and Victor Asuncion)

  • Week 2: Boccherini String Quintet in C Major “Night Music of the Streets of Madrid”, Violin 2 and Webern Langsamersatz for String Quartet, Violin 2 (with NEXUS Artists Brian Hong, Siwoo Kim, Tanner Menees, Brannon Cho, and Alexander Hersh)

Process: The nature of the classical music world necessitates that many performances be put together within a short time span at an exceptional artistic level. Each NEXUS Fellow will join the NEXUS Artists on two assigned works, rehearsing together as colleagues on a subscription concert during the NEXUS season. The first collaborative fellowship performance will occur during the first week of the festival in Guarneri Hall. The second and final collaboration will culminate in a performance in Roosevelt University’s Ganz Hall, celebrating this new joint venture between the Chicago College of Performing Arts and NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago.