© 2019 by Michael Dabroski.




  • February 18-23, 2020. Mozart Quartets  

  • March 11-16, 2020. Beethoven Quartets EARLY PERIOD Opus 18 #1-6

  • March 18-23, 2020. Beethoven Quartets MIDDLE PERIOD Opus 59 #1-3, Opus 74 and 95

  • March 25-30, 2020. Beethoven Quartets LATE PERIOD Opus 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 and 135

  • April 8-13, 2020: Shostakovich String Quartets #1-15

HAVANA WORKSHOP FOR QUARTET STUDIES indulges experienced adult amateur chamber and pre-professional musicians with the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich and sites in Havana, Cuba. The workshop provides organized chamber music coaching and listening pleasure while improving instrumental technical skills, chamber music techniques and musical insight. Most ideal for adventurous musicians also seeking travel to Cuba, the workshops integrate the beauty and lifestyle of Cuba with chamber music upon witnessing the street culture of cuisine, museums, architecture, fine arts and mingling with local people between the chamber music learning sessions.  

General Schedule:

  • DAY 1


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

4:00 - Lodging Check-in

5:30 - Dinner with Private Concert by Cuban Musicians

8:30 - Buena Vista Social Club Concert

  • DAYS 2, 3, 4, 5


6:30am - Morning Meditation

7:30 - Breakfast

9:00 - Coached Chamber Music Session (* rotating faculty)

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00 - Coached Chamber Music Session (* rotating faculty)

3:30 - City Touring (rotating architectural walking tour, Museo de Revolucion lecture, Cuban Music Listening)

5:30, 6 - Dinner

7:00, 8 - Cultural Event (rotating Faculty Concert, Workshop Concert, Salsa Dance Lessons)

  • DAY 6


7:30am - Breakfast

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

  • $2,650 USD per participant. $1,500 USD per "partner." 

  • Travel Package:  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 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 occupancy lodging with air condition; 5 breakfasts (lunches and dinners, beverages, are not included); Chamber music assignments with bowed parts (when applicable); Chamber music coaching and private lesson, faculty concert, private concert, and Buena Vista Social Club; Guided walking tours, lectures (museum entrance fees are not included); Morning meditation class and salsa dance lesson; Social parties and gatherings.


  • Music Notes:  Private lessons scheduled per availability and communication between the participant and teacher; 1-2 group assignments (morning and afternoon); Coaches practice with participants; Participants perform in a “Workshop Concert.”

  • Valid USA passport required at time of registration.