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Chamber Music Festival & Institute

David Finckel and Wu Han are the founding Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo, the premier summer chamber music festival and institute in Northern California. Entering its seventeenth season in 2019, Music@Menlo features unique, immersive programming, a roster of world-class artists, and a Chamber Music Institute for emerging and pre-professional musicians; its signature offerings also include the acclaimed AudioNotes series of pre-concert listener’s guide recordings, the Encounter series of evening-length multimedia symposia, and a variety of other opportunities for audiences of all ages, whether long-time aficionados or newcomers to chamber music, to discover and engage with the art form in deep and meaningful ways. Since its inaugural season in 2003, Music@Menlo has quickly become recognized as a model of artistic excellence and innovation across the industry.

All musicians carry the responsibility to propel the art form forward, and I am so in love with this idea of promoting chamber music and making sure that the art form flourishes.” – Wu Han

“I think our society is way too busy feeding the practical and material parts of our lives. In a healthy and civilized society, it’s a spiritual world that we all need—and music provides that.”  – Wu Han