2023 Highland Park Workshop . . . June 5 - 9, 2023

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About Us

The chamber music workshop was the very best session in all of my years of going to such workshops during my half century of chamber music playing. The coaches were superb and caring and quite demanding in executing their tasks.” Ted, Evanston


I want to thank you for a really wonderful week of coaching. I could one-up Ted by saying that it was the best in all my 70 years of coached chamber music!” Phyllis, Chicago


You did a helluva job putting together an outstanding workshop.” Bob, New Jersey


Thank you very much for your effort and skill in providing such a beautiful week of teaching and music.” Bernard, Evanston


I enjoyed meeting everyone, the wonderful performances and the entire week of music-making. I am already looking forward to next year.” Peter, St Louis

“Thank you for sharing your knowledge, leadership and creativity with us. Your coachings were particularly valuable.” David, Evanston

“Thank you for your truly inspired coaching and all of the little extras you provided to make this such an enjoyable time for us.” Diane, Maryland 

"Over the decades I've been to workshops in San Diego, Chico (CA), Seattle, and since 2006 to the one in Bennington, Vermont and at DePaul. The coaching at Lake Forest is among the top." Beverly,  Bloomington, Ind.

Lakeside Chamber Music is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit corporation. The organization's mission is to broaden the appreciation and understanding of string chamber music repertoire.

Our annual workshops expose adult string players of diverse musical backgrounds to chamber music coaching at the highest level.

The director of the workshops is Professor Bernard Zinck. In addition to Dr. Zinck, other coaches have included Janet Anthony, Matthew Michelic, Elena Abend, and  Lucia Barrenechea (see below).

Workshops in the U.S. are usually held at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois  .. however, in 2023, they will be held at Trinity Episocal Church . The church was one of the first homes of Chicago's Steffenwolf Theater Company. The Highland Park is ideally located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The church is located just a block North and 1/2 block East of the Highland Park Metra stop--about 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Street parking is available in front of the church on Laurel, and behind the church in the municipal lot accessed from Central Avenue.. Highland Park is about a 60-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee.

Bernard Zinck, violin professor & director of violin ensemble, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; soloist and recording artist. He is graduate of the Paris Conservatory (first prize winner in violin and chamber music), the Juilliard School (Fulbright Scholar, BM and MM), and Temple University (DMA), He started his concert career after winning the 1992 Yehudi Menuhin Trust Award in Paris. His Szymanowski and Live from France recordings have received critical acclaim from the international press. As a pedagogue, he has served on the faculty of the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik summer program in Montepulciano and the International Lyric Academy of Rome, Italy, and he has given master classes throughout North America, Mexico, Brazil, Korea and Japan.

Janet Anthony, cellist, was the Chandler Professor of Music, at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music, in Appleton, WI. She is an active soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, who has performed and taught in the Caribbean, the Far East, Europe, in Latin America, and throughout the United States. In France, she has presented lecture recitals on music for cello of American composers. As a member of the Duo Kléber, Ms. Anthony has performed in England, France, throughout the United States and, most recently, at festivals in Italy and in Bosnia. A former member of the artist faculty for the International School of Musical Arts in Ontario, Canada, she spends part of her summers teaching, performing, and conducting in Haiti. She studied at the Vienna Hochschüle für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. She has toured with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Austrian Radio Orchestra (ORF, Vienna) and the Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Symphony. For a link to her school webpage, click here.

Matthew Michelic serves on the faculty of the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, where his teaching activities include viola, chamber music coaching, orchestral literature for strings and an upper-level course focused on the history of the string quartet. He enjoys a diverse musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. He has performed throughout the United States and internationally as a member of the Kenwood, Da Vinci and Delos Quartets as well as with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Festival Orchestra. He studied at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh, England and the Institute for Advanced Musical Studies in Montreux, Switzerland. He has served as an artist-in-residence at the Colorado College, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the University of Delaware. He has presented master classes at schools of music across the United States and at the national conservatories of China (Beijing) and Vietnam (Hanoi). Currently Mr. Michelic The former students of Mr. Michelic now teach in public school, community school and university settings and perform in professional chamber and orchestral ensembles in both the United States and Europe. For a link to his school webpage, click here.

Pianist Lucia Barrenechea, a native of Brazil, teaches at at UNIRIO-Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. She received her DMA in Piano Performance from the University of Iowa. Her BM in piano performance is from the Universidade Federal de Goias and her MM is from The Boston University. She has participated as a piano and chamber music teacher in music festivals in Brazil, such as Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro and the International Summer Course in Brasilia. As a featured soloist, Lucia Barrenechea presented regularly in recitals throughout Brazil. She has performed as a soloist in concerts with Brazilian orchestras, under the direction of Eleazar de Carvalho, Emanuel Martinez, Parcival Modolo, Fabio Mechetti, Norton Morozowicz and Vladmir Prado. Her first solo album, “Saracoteio - Piano Brasileiro” has been released in 2009, included works of Brazilian composers. She has premiered solo piano works by prominent Brazilian composers. Recognized as a notable chamber pianist, she has performed with well-known musicians in the national and international musical scene and has recorded projects that involve the repertoire of
different instrumental formations. Her most recent project was the recording of "Villa-Lobos Presence in
Brazilian Music for Cello and Piano" (2013 and 2017), in partnership with cellist Hugo Pilger. With her husband, the flutist Sergio Barrenechea, she performs as part of Duo Barrenechea, which in 2008 released their first commercial CD, “Moments in Paris”, with French music.