Ravinia Steans Music Institute

Program for Piano and Strings | June 20—July 22, 2022

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Applications for 2022 now open!

Application and Audition Requirements

Program Dates for 2022: June 20—July 22, 2022

  • Application fee: $60
  • Applications for Summer 2022 are open to all instruments and ensembles.
  • We will notify applicants of our admissions decision by email in mid-March.
  • Apply via Acceptd through January 31, 2022
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Application requirements

Program Overview

RSMI’s Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and small-group collaboration through the practice and performance of classical sonata and chamber repertoire. Up to 35 violinists, violists, cellists, pianists, and members of pre-existing chamber groups gather for five weeks of immersive and intensive rehearsals and coachings with a rotating roster of some of the world’s finest teaching artists.

Cellist and 2019 RSMI Fellow, Samuel DeCaprio, discusses his experience at RSMI's Program for Piano and Strings during the summer of 2019.

Miriam Fried, Program Director

Chamber music with Miriam Fried


Notable Alumni

Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk

Piano, 1992

Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

Piano, 2004

Alexi Kenney

Alexi Kenney

Viola, 2011 & 2012

Elena Urioste

Elena Urioste

Vioin, 2009

Omer Quartet

Omer Quartet

Ensemble, 2016

Zlatomir Fung

Zlatomir Fung

Cello, 2016 & 2017

Faculty and Fellows

Sara Bitlloch
Miriam Fried
Mihaela Martin
Ayano Ninomiya
Don Weilerstein

Atar Arad
Paul Biss
Kim Kashkashian
Yura Lee

Tim Eddy
Frans Helmerson
Gary Hoffman
Christoph Richter

Alessio Bax
Yossi Kalichstein
Gilbert Kalish
Julian Martin
Bob McDonald

Composer Residency
Jessie Montgomery

Lindsay Garritson, collaborative piano
Joseph Liccardo, collaborative piano
Xiaohui Yang, collaborative piano

To be announced in Spring 2022!