Performance Masterclasses

2023 Festival | June 4–11, 2023

Performance Masterclasses

An assortment of Performance Masterclasses by distinguished Festival musicians will be offered throughout the week. BEMF Masterclasses allow students, as well as avocational and professional musicians, to receive a public coaching by some of the top performers in the field today. Auditors are encouraged to attend; their admission is included with a Festival Week Pass or Day Pass.

To apply to perform in a BEMF Masterclass, please submit THIS FORM along with a brief MP3 sample of your playing or singing. Contact Elizabeth Hardy at or 617-661-1812 with any questions.

Masterclasses at the 2023 Festival will be presented by:

Tekla Cunningham and Cynthia Roberts

Wednesday, June 7, 2pm to 4pm
The Library at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

VIOLA DA GAMBA (solos and consorts)
Philippe Pierlot

Thursday, June 8, 2pm to 4pm
The Library at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

Francesco Corti

SESSION ONE: Friday, June 9, 2pm to 4pm
SESSION TWO: Saturday, June 10, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
The Library at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Downtown

Ellen Hargis, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière,
Paul O’Dette, and Stephen Stubbs

Saturday, June 10, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
New England Conservatory’s Burns Hall

To best protect the most vulnerable members of our community and those artists who cannot mask while performing, we are requiring guests to wear well-fitted face masks at all in-door events at the 2023 Festival. Please visit to review our current policies. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.