Ravinia Steans Music Institute

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Program for Piano and Strings | June 17—July 23, 2023

Applications now open for 2023


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.

Miriam Fried

Miriam Fried, Program Director

Miriam Fried performing

Chamber music with Miriam Fried



Faculty and Fellows


Miriam Fried, Program Director
Sara Bitlloch
Pamela Frank
Ayano Ninomiya
Mark Steinberg



Atar Arad
Paul Biss
Hsin-Yun Huang
Kim Kashkashian



Timothy Eddy
Frans Helmerson
Gary Hoffman
Christoph Richter
Marcy Rosen


Alessio Bax
Ieva Jokubaviciute
Gilbert Kalish
Robert Levin
Julian Martin


Composer in Residence

Dr. James Lee III


Physical Therapy

Howard Nelson


Feldenkrais Method

Hagit Vardi
Uri Vardi

Lindsay Garritson, collaborative piano

Joseph Liccardo, collaborative piano

Xiaohui Yang, collaborative piano

To Be Announced


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