Chamber Music Program

Young Artist Chamber Music Program

For seven life-changing weeks, 50 Young Artists immerse in deep study of chamber music repertoire with gifted peers and outstanding faculty. Surrounded by Maine’s beautiful coastal landscape, Kneisel Hall’s idyllic residential life enriches learning, collaboration, and community building.

Kneisel Hall accepts 21 violins, 9 violas, 14 celli, and 7 pianos for a curriculum concentrating exclusively on chamber music for strings and piano. Two sessions comprise the rigorous 7 weeks. Each Young Artist is assigned 2 ensembles each session that culminates in a series of exciting and compelling concerts.

For the Young Artists, the time spent in Maine is uninterrupted time for growth, experimentation, and collaborating with peers and coaches of the highest caliber.


2022 Faculty


  • David Bowlin
  • Ron Copes
  • Laurie Smukler
  • Axel Strauss


  • Molly Carr
  • Doris Lederer


  • Jerry Grossman
  • Gwen Krosnick
  • Joel Krosnick
  • Dmitry Kouzov
  • Barbara Mallow
  • Raman Ramakrishnan


  • Qing Jiang
  • Roberto Plano
  • Anna Polonsky
  • Gilles Vonsattel

2022 Guest Artists

  • Edward Dusinberre, Violin
  • Osvaldo Golijov, Composer
  • Ann Rodiger, Alexander Technique

Health & Safety Protocols

All Young Artist Program students, faculty, and staff are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate in the program. All are required to bring proof of negative test result on their first day. If necessary, additional protocols such as regular testing (provided by Kneisel Hall), indoor mask-wearing and physical distancing may be required throughout the summer. Health and safety protocols are subject to change, and may be relaxed or made more stringent as public health conditions evolve.

Young Artists Class of 2022


  • Isabella Amador — University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Catherine Carson — Eastman School of Music
  • Sungmin Choi — Seoul National University
  • Gabrielle Després — The Juilliard School
  • Luke Henderson — The Juilliard School
  • Hyeonah Hong — New England Conservatory
  • Eunha Kim — New England Conservatory
  • Vivian Kukiel — Colburn Conservatory of Music
  • Eunseo Lee — Curtis Institute of Music
  • Yeim Lee — The Juilliard School
  • Yu-Ming Andrew Ma — Rice University
  • Sarah Ma — Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Coco Mi — The Juilliard School
  • Suni Norman — New England Conservatory
  • Samuele Parrini — McGill University
  • Julia Schilz — Rice University
  • Steven Song — Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Yixiang Wang — New England Conservatory
  • Sophia Werner — The Juilliard School


  • Christoph Chung — University of Ottawa
  • Jasper de Boor — Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • Sofia Gilchenok — Curtis Institute of Music
  • Katherine Moran — University of Ottawa
  • Nicolas Perkins — The Juilliard School
  • James Preucil — The Juilliard School
  • Emily Rekrut-Pressey — Yale University
  • Wenbo Xin — Manhattan School of Music


  • Elisabeth Chang — The Juilliard School
  • Stacey Chung — The Juilliard School
  • Caleb Curtis — Royal Academy of Music
  • Ben Deighton — University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Benjamin Doane — The Juilliard School
  • Garri Hovsepyan — Rice University
  • Ja Kyoung Huh — Northwestern University
  • Wei-An Hung — Stony Brook University
  • Ian Maloney — The Juilliard School
  • Hannah Rubin — Eastman School of Music
  • Mafalda Santos — Peabody Conservatory
  • William Suh — Yale University
  • Yi-I Stephanie Yang — New England Conservatory


  • Cameron Akioka — Rice University
  • Leah Deobald — The Juilliard School
  • Huan Li —  The Juilliard School
  • Johnson Li — The Juilliard School
  • Alexandre Tchaykov — University of California – Los Angeles
  • Ryan Zhu — The Juilliard School

“We all get passionately absorbed. It’s exhilarating to pour your energy into these young people and have it flourish”