Important, Moving, and Meaningful: The 2018 Piano Workshop

Susan Nisbett, Ann Arbor; Barbara Sherman, Chicago; Nancy Breth (coach), Washington DC

(photo: Susan Nisbett, Ann Arbor; Barbara Sherman, Chicago; Nancy Breth (coach), Washington DC) By Susan Isaacs Nisbett Like all the children of Lake Wobegon, every session of Kinhaven’s Adult Four-Hand Piano Workshop is above average.

The Path to a Pulitzer Begins in the Art Cabin

Caroline Shaw - photo: Kait Moreno

Caroline Shaw (violin, ’97–’98) spent two life-changing summers playing chamber music at Kinhaven, which is probably why she prefers to perform barefoot whenever possible. In 2013 Caroline was the youngest winner ever of the Pulitzer Prize for composition, awarded… Read More

Kinhaven Student Performance at the Weston Community Church on the Hill

Special Announcement! Kinhaven Students will be performing at the Community Church on the Hill in Weston, VT on Saturday, July 7 at 11 AM. 37 Lawrence Hill Road, Weston, Vermont 05161 Please come out and hear this free… Read More

Giving Kids the Respect and Freedom to Explore

If you were to write a history of Kinhaven from 2000 to today – about a quarter of its history – you’d be well advised to start with Martin Jacobs, whose knowledge must be encyclopedic.

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.