Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

A message from our Music Director

Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Every June, some of the world’s greatest musicians and teachers gather for three highly intensive weeks in beautiful Sarasota to share their wisdom, inspiration, and joy in music-making with a select group of exceptionally accomplished young musicians. The Sarasota Music Festival provides an extraordinary opportunity for young musicians at the start of their careers to refine and deepen their artistry as they make invaluable personal and professional connections. Fellows share the stage with their peers and mentors throughout a dozen different programs of chamber and orchestral music featuring a wide range of repertoire, some of which is selected with the fellows’ input. For more than half a century, SMF has radiated magic by bringing great music to its audiences with the highest degree of passionate commitment and imagination.

Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Why Apply to the Sarasota Music Festival?

It is a chamber musician's dream come true to have access to the genius of so many world-class artists in one place, at one time. Many of our guest faculty actually were launching their own careers when they participated in our festival as students. Now they, and other acclaimed musicians, return to their roots to share their gifts and expertise with today's up-and-coming talent.

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About Us

Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

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709 N Tamiami Tr, Sarasota, FL 34236


Box Office: 941.953.3434
Administration: 941.953.4252

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Our staff is here to help by phone, email, or in-person Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm.

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