TMS Ambassador Residency Program with The Cavani String Quartet

Annie Fullard, violin
Catherine Cosbey, violin
Eric Wong, viola
Kyle Price, cello

About Ambassador Residency:

In a special partnership with The Music Settlement (TMS), the Cavani String Quartet will provide support to ongoing TMS programs and feature Cavani performers in special TMS concert events throughout the year. The Quartet will also offer Chamber Music Intensive for youth ages 12 - 18, which includes group coaching, masterclasses, and a final recital.

About The Cavani Quartet:

Described by the Washington Post as “completely engrossing powerful and elegant”  the Cavani String Quartet’s thirty year legacy has garnered impressive recognition including the Ohio Governors Award for the Arts, Musical America Magazine's Young Artists of the Year, Naumburg Chamber Music Award, The Cleveland Quartet Award, CMA Guarneri Quartet Award for Artistic Excellence, and the ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. They have been fortunate to perform community residencies in all fifty states; the Quartet’s collaborative approach and experience earning the following praise from the Chamber Music Society of Detroit “their artistic excellence, their generous spirit, and their fervent ambassadorship for great music, make them unique among America's greatest string quartets.” The Cavani Quartet continues to inspire and influence the next generation of classical musicians, viewing the empathy and connectivity of chamber music as a metaphor for the kind of communication we should strive for between cultures and nations. For more information, please visit

Ambassador Concert Series

Join the Cavani String Quartet as they celebrate their inaugural season of The Ambassador Chamber Music Series at The Music Settlement. This exciting three concert series will offer COLLAGE: an electrifying journey through poetry and music, featuring music of Eric Gould (former Artistic Director of TMS) and a concert of Bach and Mendelssohn camaraderie and connection, featuring the Cavani Quartet in collaboration with TMS faculty. 

Collage: Music & Poetry
Sunday, April 5, 2020
4:00 pm | BOP STOP
$15 per ticket -- click here to purchase tickets.

Cavani and Friends
Sunday, April 26, 2020
4:00 pm | TMS University Circle Campus
Free and open to the public.

Chamber Music Intensive Program

Directed by members of the Cavani String Quartet, Chamber Music Intensive sessions will feature inspiring chamber music coaching, masterclasses, and a final concert. Students will explore some of the greatest music ever written from the past, the present, and from around the world. Emphasis will be placed on interpersonal dynamics and musical curiosity as catalysts for empowering passionate chamber music performances at the highest level. 

Ages 12 – 18
Open to violin, viola, cello, bass and piano. Winds and brass upon special request.
Chamber Music Intensive semesters will include eight one-hour coaching sessions, two masterclasses, and a final concert performance. (Coaching sessions will be scheduled once students have been accepted and ensembles are formed.)

$400.00 per person per semester
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Click here to download our financial aid application. Please contact our Enrollment and Customer Service office at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 for more information regarding financial aid.

Chamber Music Intensive Placement Auditions

All interested students must complete a live audition with a member of the Cavani String Quartet to be placed in an ensemble. Please contact The Music Settlement to schedule your placement audition. Video submissions are also accepted -- please include your video or a weblink along with your audition form.

Audition Requirement: A concerto movement or equivalent solo piece and three octave scales.

Click here to download the audition form.

Register for Chamber Music Intensive

Students who have already completed their placement audition may enroll for the Chamber Music Intensive program online. Registration for Spring 2020 must be complete by Saturday, January 18th. Please follow the links below.

Spring 2020, TMS University Circle Campus

Spring 2020, Lakewood High School Students

Questions?  Please contact:

Nikki Claverie
Administrator, Center for Music
The Music Settlement
(216) 421-5806 ext. 188
Click here to send an email.

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