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2019 String Quartet Apprenticeship Program

Applications are now closed, The winning quartet will be notified by January 21, 2019. Thank you!




In 2018, Music in the Vineyards created a three-week, full-scholarship String Quartet Apprenticeship program for an emerging ensemble.  We are now inviting applications for the 2019 program.

The quartet — selected by competitive video audition — will focus on advanced artistic development and community engagement through intensive collaboration with MITV festival artists.

Program will include:
• Coaching with festival resident ensembles including the Dover, Pacifica, and Tesla Quartets.
• Performance opportunities at MITV concerts.
• Intensive focus on community engagement presentations.
• Stipend, housing and transport provided in the beautiful Napa Valley.

Video audition deadline is January 14, 2019.

Full guidelines, program details, and how to apply, can be found here.





2018 Winners:

Highland Street from the New England Conservatory were selected as the 2018 Inaugural Apprentice String Quartet.

Highland St.

The quartet took part in a full program of outreach concerts including:

  • Children’s concerts at Napa Valley Boys and Girls Clubs.
  • Recitals for seniors at retirement home and drop in centers up and down the valley
  • Informal performances in unconventional venues such as wine bars, art galleries, a movie theater and outdoor spaces.
  • Highland Street also gave a recital and performed with festival musicians in our regular concert series.

This was the schedule of appearances in 2018.
Performances shown in blue are open to the public.

Thurs Aug 2 2:00pm Lincoln Theater, Yountville (Open Rehearsal)
    American Canyon Boys & Girls Club
Fri Aug 3   Napa Boys & Girls Club
Sun Aug 5
1:00pm Yäger Galerie, 1312 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga
Mon Aug 6   St. Helena Boys & Girls Club
Tues Aug 7   Aegis, Napa
  7:30pm Cameo Theater, St. Helena
Weds Aug 8   Calistoga Boys & Girls Club
    Napa Valley Youth Symphony Chamber Music Camp
Thurs Aug 9 2:00pm Napa Valley College Upper Campus, St. Helena (Open Rehearsal)
    The Meadows of Napa Valley
Fri Aug 10 10:00am Napa Wine Train Lobby
Sat Aug 11 1:00pm Acumen Wine, Napa
  7:45pm CIA Copia Amphitheater
Sun Aug 12 5:00pm Charles Krug, St. Helena (part of MITV concert series, $60)
Mon Aug 13   Silverado Orchards, St. Helena
Weds Aug 15 5:30pm Rianda House, St. Helena
Thurs Aug 16 2:00pm Napa Valley College Upper Campus, St. Helena (Open Rehearsal)
  6:00pm di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Third Thursday
Fri Aug 17 7:30pm Silverado Vineyards (part of MITV Concert Series, $60)
Thurs Aug 23 2:00pm Napa Valley College Upper Campus, St. Helena (Open Rehearsal)


Members of Highland Street first crossed paths as younger musicians, and are thrilled to reunite as a 2017-2018 New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble. Highland St. is grateful to be coached by Paul Biss, and has played in masterclasses for members of the Parker and Borromeo Quartets, Kim Kashkashian, Lucy Chapman, and Merry Peckham. Previous coaches include Ayano Ninomiya, Kris Tong and Guy Fishman.  Individually, members of Highland St. have excelled in national solo and chamber music competitions and have honed their chamber music skills at international music festivals.  Highland St. is eager to pursue community outreach opportunities to increase the accessibility of chamber music in Boston. The quartet has collaborated on related work with From The Top, Music for Food, The Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and other Boston-area projects. In addition to their upcoming Jordan Hall recital, Highland St. will present a series of concerts in April in Cape Cod in collaboration with From The Top.

Greta Myatieva - Violin, Victoria Pan - Violin, Mira Williams - Viola, Sophie Applbaum - Cello


The String Quartet Apprenticeship Program is taking place thanks to the generous support of the
Napa Valley Performing Arts Foundation.