Master Classes

Master Classes
Session I

(July 5 - July 17, 2017)

Outstanding Master Class Series:
  • Shlomo Mintz, violin
    Shlomo Mintz, violin
  • Bruno Canino, piano
    Bruno Canino, piano

Master Classes
Session II

(July 18 - 30, 2017)

Outstanding Master Class Series:
  • Vadim Repin, violin
    Vadim Repin, violin
  • Alfred Brendel, piano
    Alfred Brendel, piano
    Lecture: Beethoven's Last Sonatas
  • Antonio Di Cristofano piano
    Antonio Di Cristofano, piano

Master Classes Session III

(August 1 - 13, 2017)

Outstanding Master Class Series:
  • Nikolaj Znaider violin
    Nikolaj Znaider, violin
  • Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
    Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano
  • Boris Kuschnir, violin Master Class
    Boris Kuschnir
    Violin Master Class
Artist Faculty
  • Geoffrey Burleson, piano
  • Alison Cheroff, piano:
    The Taubman Approach for Pianists and all Instrumentalists - Unifying the Hand and Arm: Freedom from Pain and a Path to Virtuosity
  • Lynn Fleming, double bass
  • Catherine Kautsky, piano
  • Beatrice Long, piano:
    Articulation and ornamentation in Baroque keyboard music
  • Robert Satterlee, piano
  • Michelle Stanley, flute:
    Optimal performance through body awareness
  • Vedrana Subotic, piano
  • Martha Thomas, piano:
    This master class is open to all pianists. All repertoire, from Baroque to Modern, is welcome. Commentary will focus on polishing tips for producing a more musical and convincing performance.
  • Delana Thomsen, piano:
    With the Taubman influence - playing with comfort and ease. - Students are asked to bring in portions of their repertoire that are causing physical discomfort to analyze motion and movement to create tension-less and physically free playing.
  • William Westney, piano:
    Healthy piano warm-ups for body and mind: In addition to working with individual performers in this class on their repertoire, Westney will offer some brief demonstrations of simple ways to relax, stretch, and focus the body and mind – so that practice can be productive and free of tension.
  • Shi-Hwa Wang, violin:
    Violin and Viola Master Class
  • Alan Weinstein, cello:
    Interpreting Music in a Historical Context - A class on the importance of knowing what the impact of the composer's zeitgeist had on their work. How does this inform the character and drama of the piece and your approach to learning it?
  • Yu-Jane Yang, piano
  • Yin Zheng, piano:
    Solo and Chamber Music Master Class
Artist Faculty
  • Harold Brown, piano:
    - Ravel according to Ravel The legacy of Vlado Perlemuter and Gaby Casadesus - an in-depth examination of the French School. I studied extensively with both pianists. Perlemuter is the only major pianist to to have studied all the Ravel solo works with the composer, and he also played for Fauré a number of Fauré's works. Mme. Casadesus also worked with Ravel and when a student, Debussy was on her juries at the Conservatoire de Paris. If students are to play they could play Ravel, Fauré, Debussy or even Chopin"
  • Amy Collins, oboe:
    Making Reeds
  • Johanna Cox, oboe
  • Joana Genova, violin
  • Olga Kaler, violin
  • John Michel, cello
  • Tatjana Rankovich, piano
  • Leonid Yanovskiy, violin
Artist Faculty
  • Javier Arias, cello:
  • Theresa Bogard, piano
  • Robert Palmer, piano:
    Managing technical problems: How to correct ongoing technical problems
  • Elena Tsvetkova, piano:
    The skill of collaboration If you can’t play, you can always teach, and if you can’t do either, you can accompany….REALLY???
  • Melissa Schiel, voice

Outstanding Guest Artists