Imagine Alaska's rich and diverse landscape... miles of frozen tundra, barren to the eye but rich and full of life behind closed doors... A landscape as flat as the eye can see, spotted with machinery and humming with industry... Steep mountains that rise out of the water, teeming with thick brush, trees, and life... [...]
"Sitka was nothing short of transformative for me as a cellist and a human being." Hannah Moses, 2015 Seminar "The Sitka Cello Seminar lights a fire behind the true meaning of music." Brendon Phelps, 2014 & 2015 Seminar Click here to apply for the 2017 Sitka International Cello Seminar. The application deadline is February 15, 2017. The Seminar [...]
The 2016 International Cello Seminar entered 2016 as it's biggest and best season yet, featuring MORE students and MORE time in Sitka, which meant MORE performances for the public to enjoy. The Cello Seminar had its big performance "Cellobration" on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30pm in Odess Theater at Allen Hall. The performance included cello solos, small ensembles and [...]
Our final week of the Festival brought violinist Terence Tam, violist Martin Sher, cellist Zuill Bailey, pianist Natasha Paremski, pianist Lorraine Min for a fantastic conclusion to the festival . Photos by Xtinepix and festival.
Our third week of the Festival brought wonderful artists Doris Stevenson, Jeffrey Solow and Awadagin Pratt alongside Martin Sher with Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Photos by Xtinepix and festival.
Our second week of the Festival brought the concluding performances unforgettable performances from Cypress String Quartet, violist Christian Colberg and cellist Zuill Bailey. Photos by Xtinepix and festival.
We welcome young cellists from around the world to Sitka for the 2016 Sitka Cello Seminar. Here are this year's participants! Isa Al Najem was born in Bahrain in 1994 and was initially taught by his father the oud, which is a traditional Middle-Eastern instrument that is similar to the lute, which was intended to be his primary [...]
Our first week of the Festival brought unforgettable performances from Cypress String Quartet, violist Christian Colberg and cellist Zuill Bailey. All photos by Xtinepix.
All 16 Beethoven String Quartets will be performed during the first two weeks of the 2016 Sitka Summer Music Festival. The Cypress String Quartet has been gearing up for this musical treat as a part of their farewell tour. According to a press release from the Quartet, "For the past several seasons, the Cypress String Quartet (CSQ) [...]
We've taken some exciting steps in the last 6 months to begin restoring Stevenson Hall, the home base we purchased last year on the Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus. This wonderful building has already served for four years as home for the Sitka guest artists and as our administrative building. To stabilize it, maximize the space for our mission, [...]