Amati Music Festival 2014
at Princeton University


World-class teachers and performers enabling motivated young artists

to achieve their musical goals

AMF 2014™ Young Artist  Elias-Ramzey Karnoub with Guest Artist Master Class Teacher, Spencer Myser

Photo by E. Lerner-Lam

More about Amati Music Festival:

Founded by professional violinist and teacher Alejandro Mendoza, the Festival provides an intensive course of solo and chamber music study. It is designed to inspire a sophisticated understanding of music that helps young artists excel and achieve their highest potential.  Competition exists but only against how well one is doing compared to the day before and not among the young artists themselves.


The Festival draws faculty from some of the world’s most prestigious music conservatories (The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music, among others) and has featured internationally-renowned guest artists such as: Rachel Barton, Zenon Fishbein, Kotaro Fukuma, Spencer Myer, Aaron Rosand, Arnold Steinhardt, Wang Jian, Yin Chengzong, and Dan Zhu. These artists perform concerts and teach master classes at the Festival.


Presented this year by the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, Inc., an IRS Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit educational and cultural institution, the Festival is co-sponsored by the International Music Institute of China™, Jiang Jie Music School, MusicSmart™ and the Jinan Foreign Languages School International Center.  The Amati Music Festival is an all-Steinway festival.



Student Life:

Participation at Amati Music Festivals has helped hundreds of young artists develop self-confidence and a sense of community, positively influencing their attitudes and approaches to other aspects of their lives.  The discipline and high quality of teaching are complemented by a strong emphasis on student life as well.  The Festival creates an environment that seeks to bring out the best in each individual, not only on stage, but in life.



Amati Music Festival 2014™ Typical Daily Schedule:


HOURS                      ACTIVITIES

08:00 – 08:30 am     Breakfast

09:00 – 12:00 pm     Practicing and lessons

12:00 – 12:30 pm     Lunch

12:30 – 01:00 pm     Guest speakers or video presentations

01:00 – 02:50 pm     Practicing and lessons

03:00 – 03:50 pm     Chamber music sessions

04:00 – 04:50 pm     Escorted visits to Princeton University libraries, museums, laboratories and other points of interest

05:00 – 05:50 pm     Recreational activities

06:00 – 06:30 pm     Dinner

06:30 – 06:50 pm     Free time

07:00 – 09:00 pm     Performance classes

09:00 – 10:30 pm     Social time