Ravinia Steans Music Institute

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Program for Piano & Strings | June 22 – July 25, 2024

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Open Until January 31, 2025

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Violinist Midori
Midori, Artistic Director

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 29 violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists gather for five weeks of immersive and intensive rehearsals and coachings with a rotating roster of some of the world’s finest artists and pedagogues.

New in Summer 2024: RSMI is holding a Collaborative Piano Fellowship focused on duo performance.

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

Violin, 2009

Omer Quartet

Omer Quartet

Ensemble, 2016

Zlatomir Fung

Zlatomir Fung

Cello, 2016 & 2017

Faculty and Fellows

Artistic Director

Midori, violin


Atar Arad, viola
Molly Carr, viola
Ricardo Castro, piano
Clive Greensmith, cello
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Frans Helmerson, cello
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Robert Levin, piano
Julian Martin, piano
Mihaela Martin, violin
Tatjana Masurenko, viola
Antonio Meneses, cello
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Mark Steinberg, violin
Hagit Vardi, Feldenkrais Method
Uri Vardi, Feldenkrais Method
Donald Weilerstein, violin
Oliver Wille, violin
More to be announced

Umi Garrett
Lindsay Garritson
Joseph Liccardo


Elena Ariza
Vincent Garcia-Hettinger
Liav Kerbel
Yanyan Lin
Hannah Rubin
Michael Song
Jakob Taylor

Collaborative Piano

Nadia Azzi


Lucas Amory
Saeyoon Chon
Kevin Jansson
Parker Van Ostrand
Victoria Wong
Jialin Yao


Isabella Bignasca
Zechariah Mo
Andy Park
Joseph Skerik
Yue Yu


Leah Amory
Karisa Chiu
Luna de Mol
Anna Im
Evan Johanson
Stephen Kim
Haerim Oh
Yue Qian
Sophia Szokolay
Anatol Toth

Applications for the Summer 2025 season will open in early fall 2024.

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