Southampton Arts Festival,an international classical music celebration featuring today’s leading musicians and prodigy students.
World class classical music concerts
Master Classes
Student Program

 


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Southampton Arts Festival

Southampton Arts Festival is an international music festival featuring today’s leading musicians and promising young students.

The Festival's internationally acclaimed musicians include the winners of the Tchaikovsky, the William Kapell, the Montreal, the Paganini, the Queen Elizabeth, the Wieniawski, the Munic, the Belgrade, and the Budapest international competitions. The Festival will also include musicians from the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and the Cincinnati Symphony, to name a few.

The Festival is thrilled to announce Evgeny Kissin, one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, will be our honorary artistic director.

It is the Festival’s goal to combine world-class performances with an extensive educational program, creating an ideal environment for sharing ideas and talents among musicians. The festival offers a two-week young artist program, which includes: chamber music concerts from our distinguished faculty and visiting artists, both private and chamber music lessons for professional students, and master classes, which are open to the public.

In previous years, our Young Artist program has attracted talented students from Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Michigan State University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Duke University, Peabody Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and London Guildhall University. Many join the program having already won impressive international competitions.

One of the Festival’s primary goals is to bridge the gap between classical music and other art forms by using a variety of mediums. These performances will explore the relationships that exist between music, spoken word and the visual arts. An example of this is the visual art exhibits and literary readings that will thematically accompany a few of our concerts. Serving as a window into other cultures, these performances will create an unequivocally unique experience for the audience.

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    At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Jake says his autism is key to his success. Morley Safer reports.

     


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    In addition to presenting world-class chamber music concerts, the Festival is proud to raise awareness for "Child Prodigy and Autism" research, conducted by Ohio Sate University Professor Joanne Ruthzats, in collaboration with the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Nobel Prize Laureate James Watson.


    The research believes child prodigies may hold the key to understanding the cause of Autism and which may potentially provide a means to help develop a cure. The research is largely based on data collected from the very individuals who are key to the future of classical music, young prodigy musicians.