Chamber music is a vital component of the Chautauqua Music Festival and can be an integral part of the Chautauqua Piano experience. Piano students are welcome to be part of one of a variety of chamber ensembles that participate in formal recitals and additional informal performances in the Chautauqua Institution community. These professional and personal contacts broaden and enrich the experience of our students and begin musical partnerships that often endure well beyond the summer program.

Piano students who are interested in adding chamber music to their CHQ experience can indicate this request on their application form.


"Performing and teaching at CHQ was everything I'd heard about and more. It's truly a paradise, one where students can learn new things, and have new input, in a very open environment. Thanks to the supportive directors, and the high level of interest and talent among students, I was able to engage fully with their artistic and intellectual lives."


– Kathleen Supové, New York City