Teaching young musicians to collaborate



Since 2006, the Young Performers' Workshop has provided young musicians the rare opportunity to play chamber music, both fall and spring.  Students are grouped according to level, and work with a team of professional coaches each week as they learn major pieces from the chamber music repertory.  Students learn not only their parts, but also how to rehearse in the ensemble setting, negotiate various musical ideas, study the score, listen for how the various parts fit together, and how to communicate with each other via body language.

In 2016, YPW celebrated its tenth year anniversary with a student-led chamber orchestra performing concerti by Vivaldi, in addition to performances by student chamber groups.

YPW takes place on Saturday afternoons in the bucolic 10-acre compound in Winston Salem, and it is directed by Dr. Grace Anderson, who has been twice nominated for North Carolina Symphony's Maxine Swalin Outstanding Educator Award in 2015 and 2016.

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Thank you for a sparkling diamond of an experience.
— Cynthia Sherrill, parent

Repertoire performed

  • Trio sonatas by Corelli, Scarlatti, Vivaldi
  • String quartets by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Borodin
  • String quintets by Boccherini
  • Piano trios by Beethoven, Dvorak, Mendelssohn
  • Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Flute Quartet, Oboe Quartet
  • Haydn London Trios
  • Vivaldi's "Winter" from the Four Seasons, Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, Flute Concerto, performed without a conductor

General Info

Founded in 2005, Triad Chamber Music seeks to stimulate and broaden the appreciation for chamber music through concerts and education.  Since 2005, Triad Chamber Music has produced a series of concerts and masterclasses that featured internationally renowned artists, and provided young musicians with the opportunity to play chamber music through the Young Performers Workshop.

Triad Chamber Music is recognized as a non-profit organization under IRS section code 501(c)3.  Contributions are 100% tax-deductible.