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Chamber Music Retreat

πŸ“… Dates: June 5-11, 2024

🌴 Destination: Sint Maarten

🎡 Limited Space: 12 Spots Left!

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String Ensemble Workshop

Elevating musicianship through community and transformative instruction.

Renowned Faculty

Distinguished faculty led by Brian Thornton and featuring acclaimed musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra.

World-Class Instruction

A carefully curated program blends intensive rehearsals, enlightening masterclass, and a captivating public performance.

Caribbean Retreat

Enjoy a private residential beachside reatreat and explore the vibrant tapestry of French-Caribbean cuisine.

Limited Space Available

Secure your spot in this exclusive program - Only 12 participants and 2 alternates will be accepted for the 2024 Workshop.

Exceptional Coaching

Elevate Your Artistry

Recieve world-class coaching from exceptional instructors who bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a deep passion for music, empowering you to elevate your artisty to new levels.
Brian Thornton: Cello, Cleveland Orchestra

Brian Thornton, celebrating his 30th season with the Cleveland Orchestra, serves as the Director of the Aronson Cello Festival, inspiring generations of cellists with his profound musical passion and unwavering commitment to teaching.

Katherine Bormann: Violin, Cleveland Orchestra

Katherine Bormann, distinguished violinist with experience in solo performances and participation in renowned music festivals. Her dedication to music education shines through her guest lectures and her role as a member of the board of trustees for the New World Symphony.

Yun-Ting Lee: Violin, Cleveland Orchestra

Yun-Ting Lee, a highly accomplished violinist, brings a wealth of chamber music expertise, and solo performance experience. With his versatile skills, technical mastery, and musical insights, participants can expect exceptional coaching and guidance from this talented musician.

Eliesha Nelson, The Cleveland Orchestra

Eliesha Nelson, a prodigious violist, made her mark in The Cleveland Orchestra as the first former member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra to ascend to its viola section. With a distinguished career highlighted by captivating solo performances and numerous honors, including the prestigious Dr. Jerome Gross Prize in Violin, Eliesha showcases exceptional musicianship and an unwavering dedication to her artistry, leaving an indelible impact on the world of classical music.

All Inclusive Experience

Welcome Banquet and Orientation

Rehearsal and Performance Coaching

Vibrant Ocean-Front Accommodations

Breakfast at Oh! Paris! French Bakery

Gourmet Lunches by a Top Local Chef

Health and Wellness Activities

Public Recital and Concert Finale

Farewell Reception: Dinner and Dancing

Private Residences

Ocean Studio

The Ocean Studio is the perfect haven for solo travelers or accompanying partners, offering a king-sized bed, a well-appointed kitchenette, and a dedicated workspace. Step out onto the oceanfront balcony and be captivated by the breathtaking sunset views over the Caribbean Sea.

Sunset 1-Bedroom Suite

The Sunset 1-bedroom Suite offers a serene retreat with stunning views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. The spacious condo provides a cozy haven for participants traveling with a spouse, partner, or accompanying family members. A well-appointed living area, fully equipped kitchen, and separate bedroom, the suite allows for relaxation and privacy,

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Discover: Sint Maarten

Welcome to the Friendly Island

A vibrant village with a lively nightlife, world-class dining, and a variety of shopping and entertainment options

A charming seaside village renowned for its vibrant culinary scene, white sandy beaches, and captivating Caribbean charm.

Secluded islet off the coast of Saint Martin with beautiful beaches and an abundance of marine life making it a paradise for snorkeling and relaxation.

A lush tropical oasis nestled in the hills of Pic Paradis, Lotterie Farm offers a variety of activities including hiking, zip-lining, and a relaxing poolside lounge.

A beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise water, Mullet Bay is a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing.

A popular beach with a lively atmosphere, lined with restaurants, bars, and water sports.

The capital of Sint Maarten, Philipsburg is a bustling city with a vibrant boardwalk, duty-free shopping, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

A secluded beach with pristine white sand and crystal clear water, accessible only by foot or boat.

The capital of Saint Martin, Marigot is a charming seaside town with a lively market, boutique shopping, and a variety of restaurants and bars.

Sponsors and Partners

Become a sponsor or partner and help us continue to provide world-class music education to the next generation of musicians. Together we will create exceptional events that will inspire and empower our local community.

SXMBnB HomeOwners Assoc

SXMBnB HomeOwners Assoc

Comfortable and Spacious Ocean Front Accommodations offering a diverse selection of beautiful vacation rentals in Sint Maarten

SXM Vision Center

SXM Vision Center

A leading vision care provider dedicated to delivering exceptional eye care services to residents and guests of our friendly island.

Oh! Paris! French Bakery

Oh! Paris! French Bakery

by Adèle & Gabrielle is a modern French bakery and eatery in St. Maarten specializing in the art of dessert making!

Your Business Here

Your Business Here

Customized sponsorship packages that can be tailored to your specific branding goals and budget.


Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the Island Chamber Music Workshop take place?

The event will be hosted in Sint Maarten, a captivating Caribbean island. The dates are scheduled for June 5 - June 11 2024

Who can participate in the workshop?

The workshop is open to cellists, violinists, and violists. Whether you are a seasoned professional, an advanced student, or an enthusiastic amateur, you are welcome to apply and join us for this immersive chamber music experience.

How do I apply to attend the workshop?

To apply, please visit our website and complete the online application form. The application will require some basic personal and musical information. In some cases, a short audition video showcasing your playing abilities may be requested.

What is included in the workshop fee?

The workshop fee covers tuition for all instructional sessions, accommodations for the duration of the workshop, breakfasts and lunch, and access to all workshop activities and events.

Can I bring a companion who is not participating in the workshop?

Absolutely! We understand that participants may have companions who would like to join. While the companion will not be able to participate in the workshop sessions, they can enjoy the beautiful accommodations, explore the island of Sint Maarten.

What is the policy regarding refunds in case I need to cancel?

We strongly advise participants to secure travel insurance that covers trip cancellation and interruption. In the event that the workshop must be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, a refund will be provided by the Host.