2013-2014 Master Class Series

Attacca Quartet

Attacca Quartet Master Class
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
6:30 pm
Diller-Quaile Performance Space
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First Prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 2011, top prizewinners and Listeners’ Choice Award recipients in the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and winners of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition in 2006, the internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles.

The Attacca Quartet is now in its eleventh season, having been formed at the Juilliard School in 2003. It is comprised of violinists Amy Schroeder and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Luke Fleming and cellist Andrew Yee. They made their professional debut in 2007 as part of the Artists International Winners Series in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and have appeared there on numerous occasions since. The Attacca Quartet recently recorded the complete string quartet works of John Adams for Azica Records, which was released to great acclaim in March 2013. 2013-2014 marks the fourth season of “The 68,” an ambitious project in which the Attacca Quartet will perform all sixty-eight Haydn string quartets on a special series they created in New York. They have been honored with the 2013 National Federation of Music Clubs Centennial Chamber Music Award, the Arthur Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association, and the Lotos Prize in the Arts.

 

Jonathan FeldmanJonathan Feldman Piano Master Class
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
7:00 pm
Diller-Quaile Performance Space
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Active as an ensemble player, solo recitalist, and collaborative pianist, Jonathan Feldman has performed around the world with artists such as Nathan Milstein, Itzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, James Galway, Sarah Chang, Joshua Bell, Midori, Pierre Fournier, Kyung Wha Chung, and Zara Nelsova. PBS broadcast his performance with Gil Shaham on “Live from Lincoln Center” throughout the U.S. He has performed on many of the New York Philharmonic Chamber Ensembles concerts at Merkin Hall in New York City, and he has performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall and on several international tours. Feldman joined the collaborative piano department at the Juilliard School in 1989 and has been chairman since 1991. He has participated in many summer music festivals, notably Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Music from Angel Fire, Aspen, Hidden Valley, and Cape Cod Chamber Music. He is director of the collaborative piano program at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, a post he has held since 2005. Feldman joined the collaborative piano department at the New England Conservatory in Boston in 2011. Feldman’s most recent recordings, with his wife, New York Philharmonic principal bassoonist Judith LeClair, and principal flutist Robert Langevin, are available on Avie Records. He has also recorded for Angel/EMI, Columbia Masterworks, DGG, RCA Red Seal, Naxos, Nonesuch, Summit, and Cala Records. He can be heard on soundtracks for many movies, the most recent being Music of the Heart with Meryl Streep and The Man Who Wasn’t There by the Coen Brothers. In addition to his studio teaching and coaching, Feldman has given master classes throughout the U.S. and the Far East, and has lectured at international festivals and competitions.

 

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Joan Kwuon Violin Master Class
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:30 pm
Diller-Quaile Performance Space
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American violinist Joan Kwuon is widely recognized for her commanding interpretations, graceful flair and deeply communicative voice. Ms. Kwuon, whom the New York Times describes as “fiery, intensely musical and impassioned”, made her Tanglewood Music Festival concerto debut at the invitation of Sir André Previn in 2000 and her recital debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall the following season. She has since appeared with leading orchestras of North America, Europe and Asia and in recital and chamber music internationally. Ms. Kwuon’s virtuosity and radiant stage presence have been recognized by media ranging from The Today Show, CBS News, and Lifetime Television to National Public Radio.  Born in Los Angeles, Joan Kwuon began her musical studies at the piano at age five and violin at age six. She attended Crossroads School and studied at Indiana University with Miriam Fried, The Juilliard School with Joel Smirnoff, and the Cleveland Institute of Music with Donald Weilerstein. She has taught at The Juilliard School and has been guest artist/faculty at numerous music festivals. In 2009, Ms Kwuon was appointed to the violin faculty of The Cleveland Institute of Music. www.joankwuon.com

 

While there is no deadline for Auditor applicants, due to space limitations it is strongly recommended to register early. Enclose full payment (check or money orders only) with completed auditor forms. In lieu of tickets, names will be placed on a guest list.

Please call 212-369-1484 for more information.