Classical Workshop

SFEMS Classical Workshop
Haydn, His Friends, and His Students

July 10 – 16, 2016
St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA

Workshop Directors: Kati Kyme and William Skeen

NEW in 2016!
The Classical Workshop will now accept on a first-come, first-serve basis one participant on classical oboe and flute to join the fun! More information coming soon!


classical workshop performers

A trio performs at the 2013 Classical Workshop.

The Classical Workshop is America’s only workshop dedicated to late 18th-century performance practice. We meet for one week in July to explore string chamber music of the Classical era. Morning and afternoon coaching sessions by the New Esterházy Quartet are followed each evening by informal performances of the day’s repertoire. Private instruction and colloquia on bowing and fingering complement our program. The workshop invites string players of all ages and abilities. Pre-formed ensembles are welcome too.

FACULTY: The New Esterházy Quartet – Kati Kyme, violin; Lisa Weiss, violin; Anthony Martin, violin and viola; William Skeen, cello
Karen Rosenak, fortepiano

Dates, Deadlines, and Fee Information Coming Soon!
Online Registration Opening February 2016

Questions? Contact co-directors Kati Kyme and William Skeen at