Chamber music is an exciting, inspiring and integral part of the CIM environment, taught by world-class chamber music faculty. CIM students are incredibly committed and passionate about chamber music. Many CIM chamber groups have won national and international competitions and have enjoyed successful and longstanding careers in professional chamber ensembles. CIM offers numerous performance opportunities including regular chamber music masterclasses and recitals at CIM and in the Greater Cleveland community. All of the concerts can be professionally recorded and streamed live from CIM’s fabulous concert halls to very devoted and enthusiastic audiences. 

Faculty and Guest Artists

A Collaborative Approach

You'll receive weekly coachings and participate in master classes with acclaimed artists in our resident faculty. All ensembles are coached by a team of faculty — one of our uniquely collaborative approaches to the study of chamber music.

You'll also have the opportunity to perform in Guest Artist Master Classes with world-renowned artists.

Past Guest Artists

  • Danish Quartet
  • Takacs Quartet
  • Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Trio
  • Juilliard Quartet
  • Tokyo Quartet
  • Guarneri Quartet
  • Cleveland Quartet
  • Ying Quartet
  • Boromeo Quartet
  • Emerson Quartet
  • Miami Quartet
  • Colorado Quartet
  • Brentano Quartet
  • Donald and Vivian Weilerstein
  • Alisa Weilerstein
  • Wu Han and David Finkel
  • Beaux Arts Trio
  • Lincoln Center Chamber Players
  • Orion Weiss

Student and Alumni Success

Student Competitions

Each year, students from the chamber music program prepare for and enter prestigious chamber music competitions. Here are a few of our students' accomplishments:

  • 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition
    Second Prize, Callisto Quartet
  • 2018 Fischoff Competition 
    Grand Prize, Callisto Quartet
  • 2015 Fischoff Competition 
    Bronze Medal, Autana Piano Trio
  • 2013 Fischoff Competition
    Grand Prize, Omer Quartet
  • 2009 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition
    First Prize, Aeolus Quartet
  • 2009 Coleman International Chamber Music Competition
    First Prize, Linden Quartet

Ensembles Featuring CIM Alums

Graduates from our chamber music program are making great contributions to the music world. Here are some of the many successful ensembles with chamber music program alumni.

  • Callisto Quartet
  • Omer Quartet
  • Aeolus Quartet
  • Linden Quartet
  • Jupiter Quartet
  • Daedalus Quartet
  • Miro Quartet
  • Afiara Quartet
  • Maia Quartet
  • Biava String Quartet
  • Catalyst Quartet
  • Fry Street Quartet
  • Miami Quartet
  • Ying Quartet
  • Ennis Quartet
  • Verona Quartet
  • Vega Quartet
  • Harlem Quartet
  • Cavani Quartet