FEBRUARY 2020

"Thanks for setting up the quartet workshop for us. I had a great time ..."

"Thanks again for everything!!!! I had a super time ..."

"Thanks for a wonderful week in Havana! I'm so happy to have been able to participate. You did a great job ..."

 

HAVANA WORKSHOP FOR QUARTET STUDIES is a distinguished chamber music project lead by professional coaches for non-Cuban adult amateur and pre-professional players who collaborate with Cuban musicians in Havana for the love of chamber music. Workshop goals can include gaining musical insight from chamber music coaching, improving instrumental technical skills, and ensemble playing techniques. This workshop is appropriate for the "serious" and "adventurous" musician traveler seeking to appreciate the beauty and lifestyle of Cuba via educational chamber music playing. 

Workshops:

  • Mozart Quartets (for String, Oboe, Flute and French Horn instruments) for February 16-21, 2021

  • Beethoven String Quartets EARLY PERIOD Opus 18 #1-6

  • Beethoven String Quartets MIDDLE PERIOD Opus 59 #1-3, Opus 74 and 95

  • Beethoven String Quartets LATE PERIOD Opus 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 and 135

  • Shostakovich String Quartets

  • Mendelssohn String Quartets

General Schedule (subject to change per ensemble needs, dates and participants):

  • DAY 1

 

1:00pm - Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba

4:00 - Lodging Check-in (area Habana Vieja)

5:30 - Cuban Music and Cocktail at Restaurante Dos Hermanos

7:00 - Sunset Dinner with Private Concert by Cuban Musicians on the Malecón

  • DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5

 

6:30am - Morning Meditation (if requested)

7:30 - Breakfast

9:00 - Chamber Music Session with Cuban Musicians; Chamber Music Sessions Lead by Professional Coaches

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00 - Chamber Music Session or Lesson by Appointment, Walking Tour (i.e. architecture, museum, streets, music listening)

5:30, 6 - Dinner

7:00, 8 - Cultural Event (i.e. art center, reception, concert, workshop concert)

  • DAY 6

 

7:30am - Breakfast

10:00am - Departure for Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba

  • $2,650 USD tuition per participant. Email notasencuba@gmail.com for a special partner rate and schedule.

  • INCLUDES:  Round trip airfare from continental USA to Cuba. Cellists receive a cabin ticket for their instrument; Cuban Visa and Health Insurance (Mr. Dabroski maintains direct access to care providers and hospital); Certified letter of invitation for travel by Cuban host cultural institution; Detailed written itinerary packet and website portal access for trip information; On-site certified Spanish-English translator; On-site staff to support logistical needs and answer questions as arise; Ground transportation in Havana between the airport and lodging; 5-nights single or double occupancy lodging with air condition; 5 breakfasts (lunches and dinners, beverages, are not included); Chamber music assignments; Chamber music coaching; Collaborating Cuban musicians; Private lesson (if requested); Faculty concert; Private welcome concert with dinner; Scheduled cultural events; Guided and unguided walking tours.

  • APPLICATION:  Email inquiry to notasencuba@gmail.com. Complete and submit a provided application and questionnaire (i.e. to include a playing sample, medical background information, musical and professional background information). Payment due upon acceptance to program. Customized with limited availability.

  • LEGAL TRAVEL:  A valid USA passport is required. The required entrance visa is purchased at gate.

© 2020 by Michael Dabroski.