Pre-formed string quartets and piano trios applying to the Chamber Music program will be considered for the Tianjin Juilliard Chamber Music Fellowship Program. This graduate-level program brings a qualified string quartet and piano trio to Tianjin Juilliard, where they will pursue the two-year Master of Music degree in chamber music under the mentorship of the Tianjin Juilliard Resident Faculty, including members of the Shanghai Quartet and Visiting Faculty, including the Juilliard String Quartet.
Each member of the Tianjin Juilliard fellowship ensemble will receive the full-tuition fellowship, as well as on-campus housing, and a 15,000 RMB professional development stipend. The fellowship string quartet will also be given the opportunity to participate in the annual Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in New York. The prestigious fellowship will nurture the development of chamber music ensembles at a critical point in their educational, musical, and professional development, allowing them to focus on their study and craft with financial and professional support.
The fellowship ensembles will experience significantly enhanced programmatic opportunities, including performances throughout China and overseas, teaching and coaching experience, and community engagement. Besides a profound cultural and historical heritage, China offers exciting performance opportunities for emerging chamber ensembles. The ensemble will be visible ambassadors for Tianjin Juilliard and will have opportunities to perform at major performance venues and festivals throughout China, as well as in New York.