Kinhaven Made Me Look Further

Achilles Liarmakopoulos (Jr Session 1998) was playing in the Athens Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1997, a time, he says, when there were not a lot of trombonists in Greece. “Many people didn’t even know what the trombone was!” he… Read More

Kinhaven Online Auction to Benefit Student Scholarships

Help Kinhaven raise $5,000 to provide financial aid to young music students! Did you know that many of the musicians who attend Kinhaven each year receive financial assistance? Proceeds from this auction support the Annual Fund, a critical… Read More

Orli Shaham to Perform for Kinhaven Spring Benefit

We are thrilled to invite you to a performance by critically acclaimed pianist and Kinhaven mom Orli Shaham on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Rose Studio at Lincoln Center, NYC. Ms. Shaham will be performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, and… Read More

One of the Most Important Places on the Planet

“I wouldn’t trade those summers for anything in the world – they shaped me as a person and a player,” says Basil Vendryes (Viola ’76–’77) of his time at Kinhaven.

Kinhaven Changed My Life

An interview with Philanthropist Victoria Sanger 

What’s Cooking at Kinhaven?

Chef Hugo Fuentes has always wanted to cook. The eldest of five children, Hugo grew up in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, where his mother encouraged his passion (she has been a chef and caterer for 35 years).

An Investigative and Caring Approach to Music-Making

The Lux Quartet, a student chamber music group at Florida State University, takes an “investigative and caring approach to quartet playing,” says Shannon Thomas, their coach.

A Magical Place

Michael Reit (2nd from left) and his Gang of Thieves bandmates, photo credit Julia Luckett

Michael Reit (Jr Session, ’01‐’02, violin; ’03 viola) says Kinhaven “is one of the most magical places in the country.” He lists the breathtaking scenery, the staff, and the pursuit of excellence in music‐making as contributing to the… Read More

Kinhaven Continues to Inspire Long After Students Leave

Boston Symphony Pianist Reminisces on Time at Kinhaven

Vytas Baksys sits in front of his piano

We asked Vytas Baksys (piano, ’72–’78) – who may share the record for the number of consecutive years as a camper – to reminisce about his time at Kinhaven. He is perhaps best remembered for his humorous musical contributions to… Read More