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Carnegie Hall is Looking for Composers and Solo String Players

Whether you're a composer or a string player with an adventurous spirit, Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen: New Works for Solo Strings is an invaluable way to learn firsthand about the collaborative process of creating new music. Led by Kaija Saariaho—holder of The 2011–2012 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair—and Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, it culminates in a performance in Zankel Hall of works by Saariaho and participating composers.

Kaija Saariaho and Annsi Kartuunen 

Kaija Saariaho and Annsi Karttunen.  

This workshop offers:

  • Coaching sessions and master classes with world-renowned musicians
  • Two opportunities to showcase your work at Carnegie Hall
  • Career resources uniquely tailored for artists ages 18–35
  • One-on-one collaboration with specially selected peers from around the world
  • Travel and hotel allowance for participants traveling from outside New York City
  • An insightful environment that can foster lifelong relationships and inspire artistic vision

The Professional Training Workshops of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute provide young artists with unique opportunities to explore many aspects of musical life with the leading artists of our time. Visit or call 212-903-9733 for more information.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2011 


Professional Training Workshops
Kaija Saariaho and Anssi Karttunen: New Works for Solo Strings

 Photos: Saariaho by Priska Ketterer, Karttunen by Irmeli Jung.

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