TOPICS & SCHEDULE
July 28 – August 2 & August 4- August 9
Talk to the music industry leaders one-on-one at café!
Discuss all your questions and concerns on your musical career with these experts who are in the field managing top-notch artists on daily basis.
SPECIAL EVENTS & GROUP DISCUSSIONS
July 28 2pm-3pm at Rose Studio
Introduction – Create your own category
Building up your career as a musician is never a one- designated path. Instead of following pre-existing path, learn how to be more creative on establishing unique and proactive ways for your musical career and life.
July 29 4pm-5pm at Rose Studio
Living a Freelance Life
Composer/pianist/radio host and writer Jed Distler speaks about his 40-year career in music, and the pleasures and challenges of finding one's niche within New York's intensely competitive yet singularly stimulating music scene.
August 1 & 2 5pm-6pm at DiMenna Center - Cary Hall
Experience rare violins such as Stradivarius, Guarneri and Amati. Rare Violins of New York brings these exquisite high-quality violins to the festival for musicians to try and experience the delicate balance of instruments reflecting its individual persona.
August 4, 2pm-3pm at Merkin Hall Foyer
Circles and Cycles of Connections
Join composer David Homan for a session on how to map your individual career goals and connect to like-minded musicians to further your career. David serves as the Executive Director of an important funded for Israeli Artists, and has worked with some of the greatest artists of our time, including Yefim Bronfman, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Miriam Fried and many others through his work with the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Gain perspective from the musician, producer, and funder side of the industry.
August 5, 2pm-3pm at Merkin Hall Foyer
Do critics matter?
Do Critics Matter: What role does music journalism play in classical music's rapidly shifting landscape, and what is its impact? Stephen Cera, George Grella, and Jed Distler talk about the dynamics between critics, musicians and audiences, and answer questions.
August 6, 2pm-3pm at Merkin Hall Foyer
Finding yourself in the streaming space
In many ways, the ubiquity of streaming means that the world’s music is at our fingertips, and at low to no cost for all. This is a discussion on how best to capitalize on opportunities within the services (Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, etc), and what Big Tech and the services ask of artists. Andrew Ousley and Jim Feichtmann from Warner Classics will lead the discussion.
August 7, 1pm-4pm at Merkin Hall Foyer
VIOLIN DAY – Rare Violins exhibition
2pm-3pm - Lecture by David Fruehwirth
“Strings- Optimized Sound Influence”
Thomastik Infeld string company in Vienna brings new strings to the festival. Learn about positive development of sound characteristics on your instrument by trying out the strings. The different strings can change tone production, enhance the amount of overtones and the way “your voice” speaks. Figure out what we can do with whistling on E-string, AKA “wolftone”.
August 8, 2pm-3pm at Merkin Hall foyer
PIANO DAY – STYLES and TRADITIONS vs PERFORMING ARTISTS’ RIGHT
STYLES and TRADITIONS vs PERFORMING ARTISTS’ RIGHT
In performance, there is a delicate balance between delivering composer’s intention based on the musical styles and going beyond, interpreting music by understanding the basic relationship between two notes and note groups in general. Discuss to what extend performers could assert their persona and sensibility in playing without conflicting with these issues.