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2018 Festival Dates Announced

Our Sixth Season will be from May 27- June 9th! Our Guest Artist will be Tony Arnold, Soprano.

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2017 Season Wrap-Up

Our Fifth Anniversary Season: Amazing Concerts and Collaborators!

  • Renowned violinist Jennifer Koh joined the festival as our 2017 Guest Artist, performing alongside festival musicians and giving a Masterclass for festival participants
  • Debut at New York’s new cutting edge venue National Sawdust
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis led the second season of our Composer Workshop, featuring the next generation of composers
  • First seasons of our innovative Composer/Performer/Choreographer Workshop, collaborating with visionary creators at the top of the dance world
  • Entrepreneurial Workshops, preparing performers for careers in the 21st Century
  • As always, a focus on intensive, individualized attention and a supportive atmosphere, focused on artistic and personal growth

Watch Our Behind The Scenes Documentary!

About The Next Festival of Emerging Artists:

Comprised of some of the most exciting young artists of tomorrow, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an intensive and immersive residency for young professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking and Contemporary Performance Practice. Founded by Artistic Director Peter Askim in 2013, the festival provides a setting for the next generation of artists to hone their craft in a beautiful setting, with generous financial support and the opportunity to collaborate with world class guest artists, including cellist Matt Haimovitz, ETHEL, cellist Jeff Zeigler, violist Nadia Sirota, violinist Jennifer Koh and guitarist/composer Richard Thompson.

For further information, please contact: info@next-fest.org


“…truly inspiring…”
” [The Next Festival] has re-energized me, reawakened my creativity, and reaffirmed, despite the overwhelming odds against me, why I do what I do.”
“… a musical haven for aspiring musicians…”


Help support the third season of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, a unique week-long immersion experience for talented string players on the cusp of great careers.