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Masterful Strings 2016-2017

Tue, Sep 06, 2016

Join us for this lively series of masterclasses and discussions featuring renowned string artists sharing their expertise in string pedagogy and performance. All masterclasses are free and take place at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Coming Up: 
Masterclass with Michael Cameron, bass 
Monday, January 30, 2017 . 5:00pm . Leah Smith Lecture Hall
Michael Cameron has premiered dozens of works for bass, among them works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Kaija Saariaho, Gyorgy Kurtag, Luciano Berio, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Gavin Bryars, and others. Cameron has appeared in over 20 recordings, performed in tours with the Ensemble Modern and has appeared in concert with the New York New Music Ensemble and the Pacifica Quartet, among many others. He has given dozens of master classes at major music schools, International Society of Bassists conventions, Midwest Young Artists and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. Cameron is currently Professor of Double Bass and chair of the string department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

*Mr. Cameron will give a recital the same evening, January 30, at 8pm in the Leah Smith Lecture Hall. This event is free, no tickets required. 

Masterclass with Xiang Gao, violin 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 . 12:30pm . Leah Smith Lecture Hall
Xiang Gao is recognized as one of the world's most successful performing artists of his generation from the People's Republic of China. His musical integrity and virtuoso technique have gained accolades from audiences and reviewers around the world, and he has performed for many world leaders. 
*Mr. Gao will give a recital the following evening, February 15, at 8pm in Gildenhorn Recital Hall. This event is free, no tickets required. 
Masterclass with Joel Krosnick, cello
Thursday, May 4, 2017 . 12:30pm . Location TBA 
Joel Krosnick has performed as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician around the world. As a member of the Juilliard String Quartet since 1974, he has performed the great quartet literature throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
*Mr. Krosnick will give a recital on May 3 at 8pm in Gildenhorn Recital Hall. This event is free, no tickets required. 
Past 2016 Events: 
Masterclass with Cecylia Barczyk, cello
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 . 12pm. Dekelboum Concert Hall
The winner of international competitions, cellist Cecylia Barczyk has  performed in more than two dozen countries. She recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of teaching at Towson University.
Linda and David Cerone Residency: “The Art of Teaching”
David Cerone and Linda Sharon Cerone represent the most successful, consequential, violin-teaching power couple of our time! Their students have won top prizes in international competitions, hold principal positions in major orchestras, are members of prominent chamber music ensembles, and are familiar leading concert soloists and pedagogues. From their collective positions as faculty members of the Curtis and Cleveland Institutes, and as principal teaching assistants to the legendary Ivan Galamian at the Meadowmount School, the Cerones will share, in both a masterclass and a moderated panel-discussion format, the wealth of their vast experience, teaching secrets and candid memories of some of the most revered players and teachers from over the last half century. 
The Art of Teaching
Monday, September 26, 2016 . 5pm to 6:30pm . Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall 
Join the Cerones for a panel discussion covering topics such as teaching traditions, technique mastery, and preserving integrity of the craft and ethics in the profession in an ever-changing musical world. Audience Q&A and reception will follow. 
Masterclass with The Cerones
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 . 11am to 2pm . Choral Room (2201)
Violin students from the School of Music perform varied repertoire and receiving interactive feedback from this unique, lively co-teaching team of pedagogues.
Masterclass with Miriam Fried, violin
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 . 12:30pm . Gildenhorn Recital Hall 
A winner of the Paganini and Queen Elizabeth Violin Competitions, Miriam Fried has been recognized for years as one of the world's most preeminent violinists. She is the founder and former first violinist of the Mendelssohn Quartet.
Ms. Fried will give a recital of solo Bach the same evening at 8pm in Gildenhorn. This event is free, no tickets required. 
String Pedagogy Masterclass with Rebecca Henry, violin 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 . 12:30pm . Choral Room (2201)
A nationally respected pedagogue, Rebecca Henry is the Chair of the Preparatory String Department at the Peabody Conservatory, where she teaches violin and viola.
Masterful Strings is funded in part by The Tretter Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Violin and The Barbara K. Steppel Memorial Faculty Fellowship in Cello.