The internationally renowned Michelangelo String Quartet is made up of four outstanding artists:
Mihaela Martin (violin), Stephan Picard (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola), Frans Helmerson (violoncello).
With the aim of providing the next generation with access to their skills, the members of the quartet have decided to offer master classes to about twenty of the most promising young musicians. The courses will take place at the Hindemith Music Centre in Blonay from 1 to 8 October 2011 and will finish with a concert in Geneva. It, therefore, seems only natural that the master classes be named after Lake Léman. The musicians are being supported by an association founded by Professor Pierre Tercier (Fribourg), Monsieur le Bâtonnier Benoît Chappuis (Geneva) and Maître Fabian von Schlabrendorff (Frankfurt). This initiative deserves the best possible support and we would like to invite music lovers interested in offering promising young musicians access to a first-class professional education to become a member of the association which is organising the Lac Léman Music Masterclasses (Quatuor Michelangelo).