The PMF Academy is instructed by principal players of major orchestras in Europe and America. In addition to instructing the Academy, these virtuosos present chamber music concerts both in Sapporo and in broader Hokkaido. For members of the Academy, it is a once in a lifetime experience to be able to study with their role models, learning the highest technique and gaining a wealth of experience as they strive toward becoming professionals themselves. Each summer, the second half of the Academy's month at PMF is instructed by PMF AMERICA, made up of members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and more.
Nurit Bar-Josef, violin / National Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Rose, violin / Cleveland Orchestra
Daniel Foster, viola / National Symphony Orchestra
Hai-Ye Ni, cello / Philadelphia Orchestra
Alexander Hanna, double bass / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Denis Bouriakov, flute / Los Angeles Philharmonic
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra *Cancelled due to unforeseeable reasons.
Anton Rist, clarinet / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon / Philadelphia Orchestra
William Caballero, horn / Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Mark J. Inouye, trumpet / San Francisco Symphony
Timothy Higgins, trombone / San Francisco Symphony
Joseph Pereira, timpani / Los Angeles Philharmonic