Founders and Directors:
Mary Handley and Roman Mekinulov
BRAVO, an International Music Workshop, will offer a truly unique and exciting week of immersion in chamber music study for outstanding middle, high school and college violinists, ,violists cellists and pianists. A limited number of participants will be selected from applications and will be given an opportunity to study chamber music, participate and observe master classes with well renowned soloists, conductors and teachers, including including Callisto Quartet, Christopher Fischer, Jolyon Pegis, Steven Thomas, Jackie Galluzzo as well as distinguished members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
For 15 years BRAVO has been committed to enriching the Chamber Music experience for Middle, High School, and College String Players and Pianists.
In the summer of 2019, a limited number of wind students will be accepted to BRAVO to form 2 woodwind quintets (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn). Wind coaching will be conducted also by esteemed members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
To offset the intense daily practice and coaching sessions, participants will be able to take advantage of the excellent facilities on the campus of Niagara County Community College.
BRAVO offers each participant:
&Daily Chamber Music Instruction from outstanding faculty
&Evening performances and Lecture Recitals by distinguished faculty, guest artists and festival participants
&Interaction with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
&Performance Opportunities for festival participants
&Excellent social and recreational activities
&Interaction with sophisticated students
&Repertoire enhancement through coaching, chamber music, readings/play-ins, and master classes
Applications should be submitted by May 15th, and must include:
&Completed Application, and Housing Request Forms
&1-2 page bio including experience, achievements, education, teachers, and repertoire (tape or CD may be requested), not required from past participants
&$85 ($35 Application fee, + $50 Deposit). The Deposit of $50 will be applied toward tuition.
&Tuition is $490 Room & Board fee is $395
Remaining Balance due June 15th
& Admission preference will be given to resident participants. A limited number of commuting participants may be accepted. Limited Scholarships may be available.
&Medical forms, suggested equipment list, map and other pertinent information will be emailed with acceptance.
& Late applications will be accepted if availability exists and with an additional $25 (US Funds) late fee.
& There will be no refunds after July 1st
&Application form may be obtained by visiting our website at www.bravoworkshop.com
Mary Handley, 13 Copper Heights, Amherst, NY 14226
For additional information:
contact Mary Handley at
or call 716-834-2266