The Tianjin Juilliard School announces the creation of the Tianjin Juilliard Fellowship String Quartet program. This graduate-level program brings a qualified string quartet to Tianjin Juilliard, where they will pursue the U.S.-accredited, 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.
Members of the Tianjin Juilliard Fellowship String Quartet will receive a full-tuition Fellowship, as well as on-campus housing, and a professional development stipend. The quartet will be given the opportunity to participate in the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar in New York. The prestigious fellowship will nurture the development of a string quartet 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 Quartet will experience enhanced programmatic opportunities, including performances, teaching and coaching experience, and community engagement. Besides a profound cultural and historical heritage, China offers exciting performance opportunities for emerging chamber ensembles. The quartet 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.