This Summer, the Borromeo Quartet will enjoy its 5th year as facult artists-in-residence of the Taos School. Also on the faculty are our colleagues the St. Lawrence and Brentano Quartets, along with Michael Tree, violist and founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet.
Performing experience for our students is of utmost importance. During the eight-week session each give a number of concerts as part of the school's Chamber Music Festival series held at the Taos Community Auditiorium in Taos and at the Hotel St. Bernard. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences enhance the well attended student and faculty concerts.
Daniel Avshalomov, violist of the American String Quartet, says of Taos,
"For the audience, they have the sense of being admitted to a kind of intimacy, in that they not only hear music being made but they can experience the process that makes it."
About the Taos School of Music
Taos School of Music is dedicated to furthering the appreciation, understanding, and performance of chamber music by helping young string and piano students develop their musical awareness and comprehension, and in the process providing Taos audiences with the finest chamber music concerts possible. MORE
The School is located at the French owned, family style Hotel St. Bernard in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico. It is 19 miles north of Taos, high in the scenic Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico.
Participants are a select group of professionally oriented, advanced students of violin, viola, cello, and piano,18 to 29 years of age. The Taos School of Music has a non-discrimainatory admissions policy, admitting talented students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.
Facilities and Recreation
The Hotel St. Bernard, headquarters for the Taos School of Music, is famous for its continental charm, excellent accommodations, and superb cuisine.
The students have rooms in the hotel or adjoining chalets, eat together family style in the hotel dining room and have use of the hotel facilities including its hot tub. The hotel is situated at an altitude of 9,200 feet in the Village of Taos Ski Valley. The forests, streams, lakes and mountains of the surrounding Carson National Forest provide endless opportunities for hiking, climbing and fishing.
At the foot of the mountains lie the Taos Indian Pueblo (over 800 years old) and the town of Taos, with its three contrasting cultures (Indian, Spanish, and Anglo), which for over 90 years has been the home of many renowned artists and writers. Excursions are planned for area points of interest including an evening at the Santa Fe Opera.