Be transported for a day to the Mediterranean amidst the Caramoor architecture. The day starts with a concert in the majestic Music Room featuring composers from the Mediterranean region, followed by a docent-led tour of the stunning Rosen House. A buffet lunch with specialties from the Mediterranean region follows, while you are serenaded by a guitarist. After lunch, stroll our gardens which will also remind you of the Mediterranean.
Performances by Leann Osterkamp, solo pianist and 2014 Vocal Rising Star
Named a “Young Steinway Artist” in 2010, American pianist, Leann Osterkamp, has performed at the Kennedy Center, Prosels Castle in Italy, The Baryshnikov Center, Opera America, Zipper Hall, Boettcher Concert Hall, Watercourt Stage at The California Plaza, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and as a featured soloist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. The LA Times described her as a “strong” collaborator with “the desired flashiness” during her Stern Fellowship at “Songfest at Colburn.” She has garnered numerous accolades starting with her first competitive win at age 8. She was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts through the United States Department of Education as well as earning first prize awards in the Schlern International Music Festival/Competition in Italy, the Wells/Steinway Concerto Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association at state and regional levels. She received a Silver Award at NFAA YoungArts and most recently received The Pearla Despot Award at the 2013 Wideman International Piano Competition. She has performed a series of solo recitals for the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation in New York.
She is an alumnus of the Banff, Schlern, Bowdoin, Songfest, and Yellow Barn Music-YAP Festivals. Leann has performed publicly in more than 25 master classes for world famous pianists/musicians. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree there. At Juilliard, she is a Teaching Fellow in the Piano Minor Department as well as a Teaching Assistant for Piano Literature. She was recently awarded the Gary J. Amsterdam Piano Scholarship. Chamber music studies at The Juilliard School have been with Margo Garrett, Joseph Kalichstein, Lewis Kaplan, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Julian Martin. Her principal solo teachers have been Doris Pridonoff Lehnert and Julian Martin. Recently, Leann made her debut with the New York Festival of Song in the NYFOS Next series. In the 2014 NYFOS Emerging Artists series, she has been named a Caramoor Vocal Rising Star Pianist, making her the first pianist to ever receive this residency.
Yamaha piano courtesy of Faust Harrison Pianos and Yamaha Artist Services, Inc.