by Coleman Itzkoff, 2017 Evnin Rising Star cellist
Looking back at a week of intensive study and rehearsal alongside six fellow Rising Stars and three distinguished mentors, cellist Coleman Itzkoff shares the greatest lessons he learned ranging from laughter and relaxation to appreciating the little things.
Originally published in Caramoor’s Fall 2017 – Spring 2018 Program Book
After taking over the mentoring program in 2008, violinist Pamela Frank has mentored 45 emerging professional musicians and created an oasis for deep collaboration.
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Edward Arron, cellist with deeply rooted ties to Caramoor, is on a mission to warm up your ears after this long and sleepy winter finally meets its end, and he’s bringing in four talented friends with him to get the job done. Read more
Caramoor mourns the death of Claude Frank, a great pianist and pedagogue and a lovely human being. We extend our deepest sympathies to his daughter, Pamela Frank, a close and cherished member of the Caramoor family.
Using a Venn diagram may seem like a strange way to plan the Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program, but it’s exactly what Pamela Frank relies on each summer to guide her through the planning process.
As artistic director, its Ms. Frank’s job to select the repertoire, mentors, and students for the annual program, which began as a series of master classes with André Previn in 1992. Over the years, the program’s structure evolved into its current format – six to eight young musicians come to Caramoor each fall for a weeklong residency led by Ms. Frank and two distinguished artists. After spending the week Read more