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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Select group studying with Manchester Music Festival | The Manchester Journal

Hundreds of applicants. Four continents and at least 14 countries' worth of performances. Thousands and thousands of hours of practice, continues The Manchester Journal.

Music Festival artistic director Adam Neiman works with cellist Michael Newman, a student in MMF's Young Artists Program. 
Photo: Provided by MMFManchester

All for 17 slots.

Each year, seventeen young musicians, aged 18 to 26, are offered a spot at the Manchester Music Festival's Young Artists Program, where they receive daily instruction from world-famous musical masters for five weeks. Many had begun their musical careers by the age of 5 or 6; some have since been honing their craft for close to two decades. They have played all over the country and around the world, but all are excited at the prospect of learning from one another and from some of the best musicians in the world here in Manchester.

"I think that most musicians would agree that you can't ever reach a point where you feel you've stopped learning," said cellist Rajan Kapoor. "You learn all the time and in different ways, which is something I love about being a musician."

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Source: The Manchester Journal