Brevard Music Center Institute
Piano: André Watts • Yefim Bronfman • Ilya Yakushev • Norman Krieger
Violin: Stefan Jakiw • Arnaud Sussmann • Stephen Waarts • Noah Bendix-Balgley
Cello: Johannes Moser
Double bass: Xavier Foley
Soprano: Courtney Miller
Visiting Ensembles: P.D.Q. Bach • The Shanghai String Quartet • International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Brevard Music Center provides a congenial summer community for young musicians of exceptional gifts. Four hundred students enroll each year from nearly every state in the U.S. and around the world. All students and an artist faculty of sixty live and work on the Music Center campus, 180 wooded acres in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.
More than eighty public performances, the outcome of study, comprise Brevard's renowned summer festival and attract tens of thousands of listeners each year.
Brevard has two divisions, one for high school students and one for students of college age and older. The two divisions have separate curricula and distinct campus life policies. All students reside on campus.
The minimum age for admission to the High School division is 14. The minimum age for admission to the College division is 18, and students in the College division must have completed a year as a full-time college student before they can enroll at Brevard. The maximum age in the college division is 29.
2015 Repertoire Highlights
BACH/SCHOENBERG Prelude & Fugue in E flat
BARTOK Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4
DVORAK Symphony No. 7
GRIEG Piano Concerto
HIGDON Blue Cathedral
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, “Titan”
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5
NIELSEN Symphony No. 4
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 5
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2
SMETANA The Moldau
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
STRAUSS Don Juan
STRAUSS Don Quixote
TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from Sleeping Beauty
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 2, "London"
MOZART Così fan tutte
DOUGLAS MOORE The Ballad of Baby Doe
J. MARK SEARCE Falling Angel