Founders and Directors:
Mary Handley and Roman Mekinulov

BRAVOan 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 JoAnn Falletta, Barry Shiffman, Nikki Chooi, Jackie Galluzzo, and CALISTO QUARTET as well as distinguished members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  
For 17 years BRAVO has been committed to enriching the Chamber Music experience for Middle, High School, and College String Players and Pianists.

To offset the intense daily practice and coaching sessions, participants will be able to take advantage of the excellent facilities on the campus of Hilbert College.

In 2022 we will be Covid-19 compliant with NY State Guidelines and Hilbert College requirements. 

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
&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 $565   
        (application fee $35)           
Remaining Balance due June 15th
There will be no refunds after June 15

&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
&Mail to: 

Mary Handley, 13 Copper Heights, Amherst, NY 14226


Contact Information


For additional information: 
contact Mary Handley at

[email protected]   (preferred)

or call 716-913-7711