Marlboro Music is acclaimed world-wide as an institution devoted to artistic excellence and to developing new musical leaders who illuminate all areas of music today. It is where the concept of having master artists play together with exceptional young professional musicians was born—initiating a dynamic new approach to learning.
Under the Artistic Direction of celebrated pianists Richard Goode and Mitsuko Uchida, it is, perhaps, the only place where leading musicians can spend up to seven weeks exchanging ideas, and rehearsing in depth nearly 240 works each summer.
Since 1951, generations of the world’s most talented musicians have come together in the small town of Marlboro, Vermont (population 978) to share new perspectives and learn from one another, to inspire and be inspired. Participants are also drawn by the warm family atmosphere—where musicians, staff, their spouses and children share meals, seminars, chores and social events, creating a unique musical and human community.
After three weeks of intensive daily rehearsals, Marlboro presents a portion of its musical collaborations at weekend concerts, held from mid-July to mid-August. Audiences share in the infectious spirit of discovery—hearing exciting young artists, insightful interpretations of chamber music masterworks, and unfamiliar pieces—all played with great passion and joy