Music in the Vineyards Apprentice String Quartet Program was created in 2018 and designed to identify and nurture an emerging young ensemble. The string quartet, selected by national competitive video audition, receives coaching from MITV resident ensembles, the artistic directors and festival musicians. They also participate in an intensive community outreach program of free recitals throughout the Napa Valley which aims to increase the accessibility of chamber music.
The 2020 winners The Solideo Quartet from the Jacobs School of Music were selected by national competitive video audition in January. They were expecting to come to Napa for a three week stay but following our switch to a virtual festival, the quartet received coaching via zoom with MITV Artistic Director, Daria Adams. As a result, they crafted an exclusive, engaging video from their homes to share with our youngest Music in the Vineyards community: An Introduction to the String Quartet.
We are thrilled to be able to welcome the Solideo to the Napa Valley for the 2021 Festival where they will give free live performances throughout the community plus join our professional musicians on stage during our concert season.
The Solideo Quartet:
Heather Beckman, violin
Joshelle Conley, violin
William Satterfield, viola
Jun Lee, cello
The quartet offers free performances in community venues throughout the Napa Valley, if you run a venue or residential program which you feel would benefit from a live musical performance please let us know.
The String Quartet Apprenticeship Program takes place thanks to the financial support of you our generous patrons, plus grants from the following organizations:
The Napa Valley Performing Arts Foundation
Napa County Arts & Culture Committee