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Katie Lansdale: Violin Masterclass and Short Recital

Katie Lansdale: Violin Masterclass and Short Recital

Monday, October 22, 12:00PM-1:45PM

Leah Smith Lecture Hall

Acclaimed violinist Katie Lansdale will present a masterclass for School of Music violin students, then will perform and discuss a sampling of her touring repertoire, compiled under the theme Dvořák’s Vision for America. In recognition of Dvořák having urged American composers to follow his example by valuing the music of their own land, Lansdale and pianist Hsiao-Ying Lin present music by Native American and African American composers alongside gems by the Czechoslovakian master.

Violinist KATIE LANSDALE is widely acclaimed as soloist, chamber musician, and educator. She has performed as soloist and chamber artist in North/South America and Europe, and on numerous American concert series, including the Phillips Collection, the Caramoor Series, and Lincoln Center’s Rose Room. Winner of Grand Prizes at the Fischoff and Yellow Springs national chamber competitions, Lansdale has collaborated in chamber concerts with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Felix Galimir, Donald Weilerstein, the Miami Quartet, Robert MacDonald, and Charles Neidich. She has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Lions Gate Trio for over 30 years, recording for Centaur and Triton records and performing across Europe and the Eastern US. Lansdale’s concerto appearances have included with the National Symphony, the Austin Mozart Orchestra, the Schroeder Classical Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and the NY Spectrum Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony and the New York Repertory Orchestra. In New York, where she founded the acclaimed Locrian new music group, Lansdale’s extensive chamber music concerts have ranged from Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center with Yo-Yo Ma to Merkin Hall with the Twentieth Centuryists; she now performs twice a year in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall with the Festival Chamber Society Particularly widely acclaimed for performances of solo Bach, Lansdale has performed the complete cycle over a dozen times in North and South America. “This is one of the best recordings of this music,” wrote the American Record Guide of her Bach CD ( Having presented solo Bach at Juilliard's Delay Symposium in 2013, Lansdale directs the Promisek Bach workshop program triannually in Bridgewater, CT.

Lansdale studied with Josef Gingold, Felix Galimir, Ronda Cole, Donald Weilerstein and Mitchell Stern. She graduated cum laude from Yale, where she was awarded prizes in both the arts and humanities, and earned graduate music degrees (M.M., D.M.A.) at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Manhattan School of Music. She has served on numerous summer festival faculties, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, the Amalfi Coast Chamber Festival, Aria International Music Festival, and Music from Salem. Having taught Boston University and at State University of New York-Stony Brook, she now teaches at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Pianist HSIAO-YING LIN earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, under the tutelage of Ellen Mack. Lin served as the Coordinator of the Peabody Conservatory’s accompanying program and as a graduate assistant in accompanying on full scholarship. She currently serves as Accompanist Coordinator at the Peabody Preparatory and a faculty member of the Pre-Conservatory Violin Program. She is also a staff pianist at the Peabody Conservatory, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute Choir Society, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County.