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Chamber Music Animato! Mini Coaching Video Series

The Chamber Music Animato! Mini Coaching Video Series features six short videos packed with ensemble-playing tips and demos.

Included in the series are three videos for wind ensembles featuring players from award-winning wind quintet Imani Winds, available below, and three videos for strings with award-winning PUBLIQuartet.

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Mini Coaching Videos for Strings with PUBLIQuartet

Video 1.
Violist Nick Revel from PUBLIQuartet shares how they work on the fundamentals of pulse, meter, rhythm.

Video 2.
PUBLIQuartet gives some tips and tools on how to work on ensemble intonation.


Video 3.
Nick shares how they work on how to master and use tone in a string ensemble

Mini Coaching Videos for Winds with Imani Winds

Imani winds explores intonation, communication and improvisation, filmed during the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music at The New School, New York, July 2019.

Video 1.
Oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz from Imani Winds shares one of the ensemble’s favorite intonation exercise.


Video 2.
French Horn player Jeff Scott from Imani Winds gives golden advice on group communication.


Video 3.
Clarinetist Mark Dover from Imani Winds introduces ways to practice improv within a group.


Ensemble Bios

PUBLIQuartet’s modern interpretation of chamber music makes them one of the most dynamic artists of their generation. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet rose on the music scene as winner of the 2013 Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places award, and in 2019 garnered Chamber Music America’s prestigious Visionary Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ’s genre-bending programs range from 20th century masterworks to newly commissioned pieces, alongside re-imaginations of classical works featuring open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

Celebrating 20 years of music making, the Grammy nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.