Round Top Festival Institute

Round Top Festival Institute

The Round Top Festival Institute located in Round Top Texas is the premiere international music conservatory in Texas.  Festival Hill is one of Texas’ best kept secrets.  The music conservatory is located halfway between Austin and Houston, Texas.  It offers year-round classical and contemporary music concerts.

Round Top Festival Institute is nestled in spacious, forested acreage.  The property boasts unique, fairtyale-like medieval stone landscaping, a reflection pond, a historic chapel, a large veranda for weddings, events, and receptions, and the internationally-renowned concert hall.

The concert hall contains exquisite woodwork.  It took several years to build.  It is a hidden gem with impeccable acoustics.  


Each summer, Round Top Music Institute brings in some of the world’s most internationally acclaimed up-and-coming musicians who attend the institute’s summer apprenticeship program.  The students hail from all over the world.  They train, practice, and then perform concerts throughout the summer.

We recently attended the Round Top Music Festival’s last concert of the summer series in July.  The weekend featured lovely chamber music.  Saturday night, the annual lavish post-concert reception transforms the elegant environment into a memorable celebration replete with a jiving band, delicious culinary appetizers, desserts, and banana foster, and students and patrons who spend the evening dancing and celebrating the summer season.

It is an evening to remember at one of Texas’ 5-star music venues.

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Quaternaglia at Round Top Festival Institute

On March 3, 2018, Quaternaglia Guitar Quartet performed at the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas.  Quaternaglia debuted the world premiere of its “Song of The Universal” Quintet No. 2 for Piano and Guitar Quartet (2017), accompanied by James Dick, piano.

Quaternaglia is known for its creative, contemporary Brazilian style.  Quaternaglia also performed Four for Tango (1988) and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story (1961), among other creative pieces.

The guitar quartet performed at the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas.  The Round Top Festival Institute is one of Texas’ best-kept secrets for classical and contemporary music lovers.  It is nestled in the forest a few blocks away from Round Top, TX’s main square.  Round Top Festival Institute is a first-rate performance hall and features enchanting grounds for a leisurely stroll.

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