Intensive Strings

Intensive Strings! June 16 – July 6, 2024 in Orvieto, Italy

Intensive Strings is a 3 week immersive chamber music workshop for graduate, college, and young professionals held in the medieval hill town of Orvieto, Italy.

This performance-based program offers the opportunity to work closely with faculty in a rigorous schedule of daily rehearsals and coachings in professionally-paced preparation for 5 public concerts over 3 weeks. While refining their skills as musicians, participants experience living in small-town Italy with Orvieto’s charming piazzas and local restaurants, with weekends off for sightseeing trips to Rome, Florence, and beyond.

Participants of the Intensive Strings program will emerge from this program with increased knowledge of the chamber music repertoire, rehearsal strategies, and confidence in musical leadership and performance.



Robyn Julyan
Director, Intensive Strings Program
Faculty, Violin, Regis University
Playground Ensemble
Cleveland Institute of Music, MM, Peabody Conservatory of Music, BM


Alessandro Cervo
Guest Artist, Intensive Strings Program
Concertmaster, Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Concertmaster, Orchestra Sinfonico di Roma

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Program Offerings

  • Daily coachings, plus master classes and seminars
  • Multiple performance opportunities in historic venues throughout Orvieto
  • Italian language and culture classes (please link to page) 
  • Opportunity to perform vocal chamber music with Intensive Voice vocalists  
  • Keyboard chamber music and string chamber music 

Admission is selective and limited to 8 string players.

Professional versatility is a core tenet of OM, and musicians accepted into the program will study masterworks of the repertoire spanning past centuries through the current generations of composers. 

Past repertoire has included Elgar Piano Quintet, Beethoven piano trios and string quartets, Handel trio sonatas, Ravel String Quartet, Haydn string quartets, Osvaldo Golijov Tenebrae, Caroline Shaw Valencia, and Reena Esmail Zeher.

Intensive Strings musicians will also collaborate with our vocal participants, expanding their repertoire and cross-discipline chamber skills. 

String players accepted into the program will perform string quartets and keyboard chamber repertoire, and will also have the opportunity to perform string sextets and octets as well as vocal chamber music such as Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach.


Spend Your Summer Refining Your Skills in the Beautiful City of Orvieto!

Tenure Track Guest Artist Program. Up to two tenure track faculty members will be formally invited (by personal letter) to perform on the OM 2024 faculty recital, give an “Intensive Strings” master class, and coach and perform additional “Intensive Strings” repertoire.

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