Music@Menlo’s twentieth-anniversary festival, Haydn Connections, takes place July 14–August 6, and we are delighted to announce this summer’s lineup of free, open-access master classes and Café Conversations.

Master classes feature the renowned artist-faculty and the extraordinary young artists of Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute as they exchange ideas and prepare chamber music masterworks for the concert stage.

Café Conversations, Music@Menlo’s unique series of free and informal discussion events led by festival artists and distinguished speakers, offer audiences a forum to explore a wide range of topics relating to classical music, art, and culture.
Tuesday, July 19
Tommaso Lonquich, clarinetist

Wednesday, July 20
Calidore String Quartet

Thursday, July 21
Aaron Boyd, violinist 

Friday, July 22
Jennifer Frautschi, violinist

Tuesday, July 26
Gilbert Kalish, pianist

Wednesday, July 27
Timothy Eddy, cellist &
Todd Phillips, violinist

Thursday, July 28
Daniel Phillips, violinist &
Steven Tenenbom, violist

Friday, July 29
Kristin Lee, violinist

Tuesday, August 2
Bella Hristova, violinist

Thursday, August 4
Shai Wosner, pianist

Friday, August 5
Wu Han, pianist
Monday, July 18: 
Meeting Mozart
With Michael Parloff, lecturer, Artistic Director of Parlance Chamber Concerts, and former Principal Flute of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Monday, July 25:
Eclecticism in Bach’s Cello Suites
With Inbal Segev, cellist, recording artist, and host of “Musings with Inbal Segev”

Monday, August 1: 
The Art of Simon Bull
With Simon Bull, Music@Menlo 2022 Visual Artist, and Cathy Kimball, Curator, De.Coded: A Human Atlas of Silicon Valley

Wednesday, August 3: 
Haydn on Location: From the Court at Esterházy to London
With Ara Guzelimian, lecturer, Artistic and Executive Director of the Ojai Music Festival, and Special Advisor to the Juilliard School

All master classes and Café Conversations are held at 11:00 a.m. in Martin Family Hall on the Menlo School campus. Scheduled artists are subject to change.
Festival tickets for all Haydn Connections events from July 14 to August 6 can be purchased online at or by calling 650-331-0202.
Visual Arts at the Festival
Each year, Music@Menlo showcases a visual artist whose work embodies the season’s theme and festival experience. For Haydn Connections, we are delighted to feature renowned local artist Simon Bull. Simon (born March 6, 1958) is an English-born artist living in Carmel. His brightly colorful artworks are inspired by nature, infused with joy, and embrace a wide range of innovative printmaking techniques.
California’s Central Coast is a source of limitless inspiration for Simon, with its vast array of landscapes, flora, and fauna. In 2017, he opened his MEUSE Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea along with a second MEUSE Gallery location in St. Helena in 2019. For more information visit
About Music@Menlo
Music@Menlo is an internationally acclaimed chamber music festival and institute in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded by David Finckel and Wu Han, Music@Menlo features unique immersive programming, a roster of world-class artists, and a Chamber Music Institute for emerging and preprofessional musicians. Intimate performance venues and signature offerings such as AudioNotes CDs, Café Conversations, and the Encounter lecture series provide a wide range of opportunities for aficionados and newcomers of all ages to connect with chamber music in new and innovative ways.

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