Chamber Music Residency Program

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The Dalhousie Chamber Music Residency Program welcomes internationally renowned musicians for short residencies.  This program inspires through chamber music coaching’s, masterclasses, open rehearsals, and career advice. The program coordinator is Leonardo Perez.   

2020-21 Virtual Chamber Music Residency


Leonardo Perez
Praised for his “assured and lovely” playing, Leonardo Perez is an active orchestral, chamber and solo performer. Perez has performed with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, Quad City Symphony Orchestra and Evansville Philharmonic, and has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras throughout North Carolina, including the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra. Previously the violinist for the Center for New Music Ensemble, he has worked with notable composers such as Caroline Shaw, David Gompper, Dan Welcher and Nomi Epstein. An active and dedicated teacher, he taught violin and viola at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was the orchestra director of the IUP Symphony Orchestra. He has been invited to work with students at the Preucil School of Music and the East Carolina University Summer Chamber Music Institute, and coached undergraduate chamber ensembles at the University of Iowa as an assistant chamber music coach. As an advocate for outreach initiatives, Perez has worked with students in interactive concerts throughout Iowa, California and North Carolina.

The Fountain School is proud to be part of a vibrant arts community, with organizations that bring first-class artists to our region. Special thanks to Debut Atlantic, Cecilia Series, Neptune Theatre, The Music Room, Lunenburg Academy of Performing Arts (LAMP), the Prismatic Festival, and Symphony Nova Scotia for their ongoing partnerships.


Violin/Viola Masterclass and Q&A with ARA GREGORIAN

Friday, March 19, 2021

Time: 4:30 – 7:00 pm, AT


Known for his thrilling performances and musical creativity, violinist Ara Gregorian made his New York recital debut in 1996 in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and his debut as soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra in Symphony Hall in 1997.  Since that time he has established himself as one of the most sought-after and versatile musicians of his generation. An active and committed teacher, Gregorian is the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival Distinguished Professor in Music at East Carolina University where he has been on the violin/viola faculty since 1998. He has taught at numerous summer festivals and seminars and has taken a leading role in creating performing opportunities that bring together talented students, young professionals and world-renowned musicians through the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Gen on the Road, Summer Chamber Music Institute and Winter Workshop initiatives.