Mendelssohn Octet Program

For Advanced String Players

Would you love to play the Mendelssohn Octet? Here is your chance to rehearse with other advanced players and perform in a regularly scheduled recital.

The Schedule:

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 124 Cornell Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Rehearsal 1
1p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch (arrange your own food)
3p.m. to 6p.m. p.m. Rehearsal 2
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Cunningham Piano; 5427 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144; (215) 240-1920
1:30p.m. Sound Check
2:30 p.m. Performance
after performance Reception


Your Coach: Christopher Collins Lee

A wonderful player and an extraordinary teacher
Violin soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster, teacher
Teachers: Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng, Nathan Milstein
Schools: Curtis, Juilliard, Fulbright Scholar
Three honorary Doctorates, DMA
Musical Ambassador for the US State Department.
Currently concertmaster of four International orchestras.
Quote: “All music is chamber music if you’re doing it right.”



The program is for advanced amateur string players
  • Send an email to stating your name, address, phone and instrument.
  • If we do not know your playing, send us a sample: an .mp3 or .wav file or a CD
  • Players of suitable accomplishment will be accepted in the order of application; if you are not sure, why not apply? You have nothing to lose.
  • Admission decisions will be made as we receive recordings.
  • Cost: $95 includes rehearsals, snacks, performance, reception.
  • Make checks to: Moxart and mail to: 124 Cornell Rd. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
  • Regretfully, we cannot make refunds if you drop out.


The Performance

  • Performance is integrated with one of our quarterly Open Recitals. Besides the Mendelssohn Octet group, many others will be playing.
  • You will perform one movement of the octet, to allow for sufficient rehearsal and because we have limited recital time.
  • You will decide jointly with the coach which movement to play.
  • Please plan to remain for the entire recital, to encourage the other players.
  • You may register at future recitals to play other repertoire