Diller-Quaile presents master classes each academic year. Some are performance-based, with a mix of student and faculty participants, and others are presented in lecture or workshop formats. Guest artists have included musicians such as Seymour Bernstein, Carter Brey, Glenn Dicterow, James Ehnes, David Finckel, Pamela Frank, Wu Han, Colin Jacobsen, Ida Kavafian, Joan Kwuon, Cho-Liang Lin, Ruggiero Ricci, Paula Robison, Astrid Schween, Paul Sheftel, Mordecai Shehori, Arnold Steinhardt, and the Attacca Quartet.

2017 Master Class Series

Cory Lee String Chamber Music Master Class
Monday, May 1, 2017
7:30 pm
Diller-Quaile Performance Space
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Corin Lee is the founder and executive coach of Liberated Performer. Liberated Performer is a program that helps musicians overcome performance anxiety in order to play their best at auditions and concerts. He has coached a variety of musicians ranging from children to professionals who perform with the New York Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera. Many of the musicians he has worked with have gone on to win prestigious conservatory auditions, international competitions, professional auditions, and most importantly, develop a new appreciation for performing. Throughout the year, he gives workshops around the country including stops at The Juilliard School, Yale School of Music, and the San Francisco Conservatory.

In addition to coaching, he embodies the Liberated Performer lifestyle by performing as an active soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared as a soloist on the great American stages ranging from Carnegie Hall’s Stern and Zankel Auditoriums to Northern America’s largest dance festivals, EDC Las Vegas and Electric Zoo. Corin is currently a violinist in the string quartet ETHEL which is acclaimed as “unfailingly vital” (The New York Times), “brilliant,” “downtown’s reigning string quartet” (The New Yorker), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine). He tours internationally and has worked with Multi-Grammy Award winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur Geniuses. Corin received degrees from Juilliard (BM), Yale (MM), and will receive an honorary doctorate from Denison University in 2017.

Joel Krosnick Cello Master Class
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7:00 pm
Diller-Quaile Performance Space
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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. With his sonata partner of more than 30 years, pianist Gilbert Kalish, Mr. Krosnick has performed recitals throughout the U. S. and Europe. With Mr. Kalish, Mr. Krosnick has recorded the complete sonatas and variations of Beethoven and the sonatas of Brahms as well as works by Poulenc, Prokofiev, Carter, Hindemith, Debussy, Janácek and Cowell for the Arabesque label. Mr. Krosnick completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Columbia College where he began his lifelong commitment to contemporary music. He has performed and premiered a large number of new works by composers including Donald Martino, Ralph Shapey and Richard Wernick. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Krosnick is chair of the cello department of The Juilliard School and is a member of the faculty of Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine. He has been associated with the Aspen, Marlboro and Tanglewood music festivals, and appeared for the third time as a member of the artist-faculty of the Piatigorsky Seminar at the University of Southern California. A recipient of the Chevalier du Violoncelle Award from the Eva Janzer Memorial Cello Center at the Indiana University School of Music, Mr. Krosnick holds honorary doctoral degrees from Michigan State University, Jacksonville University, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


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.