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 the remarkable late quartet Opus 130 of Beethoven on the composer's birthday, COLLAGE: an electrifying journey through poetry and music, featuring music of Eric Gould (former Artistic Director of TMS) and finally a concert of Bach and Mendelssohn camaraderie and connection, featuring the Cavani Quartet in collaboration with TMS faculty. 

Beethoven Birthday Bash
Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00 pm | TMS University Circle Campus

Collage: Music & Poetry
Sunday, April 5, 2020
4:00 pm | BOP STOP

Cavani and Friends
Sunday, April 26, 2020
4:00 pm | TMS University Circle Campus

All concerts are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, so please arrive early.  Donations to The Music Settlement will be accepted at the door.

Chamber Music Intensive

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.
$400.00 per person per semester
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.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Please contact our Enrollment and Customer Service office at 216-421-5806 ext. 100 for more information and to apply for financial aid.

Chamber Music Intensive Placement Auditions

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.

Questions?  Please contact Nikki Claverie at (216) 421-5806 ext. 188, or email

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