2013-14 Guests

Christian Tetzlaff

Christian Tetzlaff Violin Master Class
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
10 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Ciminelli Lounge

For over 20 years Christian Tetzlaff has enjoyed a fulfilled concert life with 100 concerts per year.

One focus of the 2012/13 season consists of 10 concerts in London: at the Proms, with the London Philharmonic and Osmo Vänskä, London Symphony with Daniel Harding as well as a residency at the Wigmore Hall. Christian Tetzlaff is also Artist in Residence with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich where he opened the season in August 2012 with Tschaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under David Zinman. He will also be present there under Christoph von Dohnanyi, with a chamber music project, a duo recital with Leif Ove Andsnes and with his string quartet.

In addition, Christin Tetzlaff makes return visits to orchestras such as the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Harding), BR Symphony Orchestra Munich (Nézet-Seguin), Berlin Philharmonic (Andris Nelsons), Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig (Honeck), New York Philharmonic (Nelsons), Pittsburgh Symphony (Michael Francis) Montreal Symphony (Nagano) and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Storgards). At the end of the season he will appear with the Berlin Philharmonic in their famed open-air arena “Waldbühne” under Simon Rattle.

For more information on Christian Tetzlaff: http://christiantetzlaff.com/

Eliot Fisk

Eliot Fisk Guitar Master Class
Saturday, November 2, 2013
7:00-10:00 pm
Hatch Recital Hall

Guitarist Eliot Fisk is known world wide as a charismatic performer famed for his adventurous and virtuosic repertoire. He is also celebrated for his willingness to take art music into unusual venues (schools, senior centers, and even logging camps and prisons!). After 45 years before the public he remains as his mentor Andres Segovia once wrote, “at the top line of our artistic world.”

The repertoire of the classical guitar has been transformed through Fisk’s transcriptions (including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, Albeniz and many others), through works dedicated to him by composers as varied as Luciano Berio, Leonardo Balada, Robert Beaser, Nicholas Maw, George Rochberg, Daniel Bernard Roumain and and Kurt Schwertsik, and through his collaborations with musicians in classical, flamenco, jazz ,and world music styles.

For more information on Eliot Fisk: http://www.eliotfisk.com/

Movses Pogissian

Movses Pogossian Violin Master Class
Thursday, November 7, 2013
3:30-5:30 pm
Hatch Recital Hall

Violinist MOVSES POGOSSIAN made his acclaimed American debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in 1990, about which Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote: “There is freedom in his playing, but also taste and discipline. It was a fiery, centered, and highly musical performance…” Movses Pogossian has since performed with orchestras such as the Brandenburger Symphoniker and the Halle Philharmonic in Germany, the Sudety Philharmonic in Poland, the Tucson Symphony, the El Paso Symphony, the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra of New York, and the Toronto Sinfonia. His recent and upcoming performances include recitals in New York, Boston, Ann Arbor, and concerts in Korea, Japan, Germany, Armenia, and Cyprus.

He is a Prizewinner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Competition, and the youngest-ever First Prize winner of the 1985 USSR National Violin Competition, previous winners of which included David Oistrakh and Gidon Kremer. An active chamber musician, Mr. Pogossian has performed with members of the Tokyo, Kronos, and Brentano string quartets, and with such artists as Kim Kashkashian, Jeremy Denk, Ani and Ida Kavafian, and Rohan de Saram. He also frequently collaborates with the Apple Hill Chamber Players, teaching annually at their summer music festival in New Hampshire.  Movses Pogossian is the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Dilijan Chamber Music Series, which performs at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles, and is currently in its seventh season.

For more information on Movses Pogossian: http://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu

Edward Arron

Edward Arron Cello Master Class
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7:30-9:30 pm
OSL 101

Cellist Edward Arron has garnered recognition worldwide for his elegant musicianship, impassioned performances, and creative programming. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Earlier that year, he performed Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with Yo-Yo Ma and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Opening Night Gala of the Caramoor International Festival. Since that time, Mr. Arron has appeared in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, and as a chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

In the spring of 2013, Mr. Arron completed a ten-year residency as the artistic director of the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert, a chamber music series created in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s prestigious Concerts and Lectures series. In 2009, Mr. Arron succeeded Charles Wadsworth as the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, as well as concert series in Beaufort and Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. Arron is also the artistic director of the Caramoor Virtuosi and is the co-artistic director along with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the new Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Mr. Arron has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, New York’s Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic. Summer festival appearances include Ravinia, Salzburg, Mostly Mozart, BRAVO! Colorado, Tanglewood, Bridgehampton, Spoleto USA, Santa Fe, Seattle Chamber Music, Bard Music Festival, Telluride Musicfest, Seoul Spring, Great Mountains, and Isaac Stern’s Jerusalem Chamber Music Encounters. Mr. Arron has participated in the Silk Road Project and has toured and recorded as a member of MOSAIC, an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music.

Edward Arron began his studies on the cello at age seven in Cincinnati and, at age ten, moved to New York, where he continued his studies with Peter Wiley. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Harvey Shapiro. Mr. Arron has served on the faculty of New York University since 2009.

For more information on Edward Arron: http://www.edwardarron.com/

Caroline Lizotte

Caroline Lizotte Master Class
Saturday, January 18, 2014
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Howard Hanson Hall

Very sought as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, Caroline Lizotte has held the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s second harp chair since 2003, and the principal harp chair with the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières since 1995.  She plays with many ensembles and orchestras in Eastern Canada. Caroline Lizotte recorded with several  classic and popular artists (MSO, NEM, Marc Hervieux, Cirque du Soleil, La Pieta, etc.). With Caroline Léonardelli, she formed in 1997, the Para Arpa Harp Duo Classical, lauching their CD Impressionism in 2003. Member of the Four Seasons Harp Quartet, she has performed to many chamber music festivals in Canada. The Quartet performed at the World Harp Congress in July 2011 in Vancouver.

On the contemporary scene, Ms. Lizotte plays regularly with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne since 1996. In May 2009 she was soloist with the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. In addition to participating in the creation of numerous musical works, Caroline Lizotte works with  flutist Claire Marchand since 1997.

Aside from her career as a harpist, Caroline Lizotte is a Canadian Music Centre Associate Composer. Her compositions and transcriptions for harp are played in Canada, U.S.A., England, Switzerland, France, Japan and China, as well as in many harp competitions around the world. Among his works, “Raga” for two harps and “Suite Galactique” for solo harp are recorded by harpists Jennifer Swartz, Lori Gemmell on ATMA Classique label.  ”La Madone” lullaby for solo harp, composed for harpist Valérie Milot is recorded on his CD Revelation, Analekta label. “Odyssée” for solo harp won the fourth place on the 2010 USA International Harp Competition Composition Contest, held in Bloomington, Indiana. Caroline Lizotte has created his “Concerto for Harp Techno, techno and live orchestra” with the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières in 2003. She will be performing it again at the Eleventh World Harp Congress in Vancouver.

Born in Québec City, Mrs. Lizotte graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec and studied at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY. She is now professor of harp at the Conservatoire de Musique de Trois-Rivières and at the Université de Montréal’s Music Faculty.

For more information on Caroline Lizotte: http://calyane.com/en/

John Feeley

John Feeley Recital and Master Class
Guitar Recital
Monday, February 3, 2014
8:00 pm
Hatch Recital Hall

Guitar Master Class
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6:30 pm
Ciminelli Lounge

Described by the Washington Post as ‘Ireland’s leading classical guitarist’ and by Michael Dervan in the Irish Times as ‘a trailblazer…when it comes to the guitar and guitar-playing in Ireland’, Feeley studied at Trinity College, Dublin, Queens College of the City University, New York, and The National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he graduated with a PhD in music.  He has taught at the American Institute of Guitar, Memphis State University and currently holds the post of Senior Lecturer at the Conservatory of Music, Dublin Institute of Technology.
In addition to his solo and chamber music concerts, Feeley has performed widely with orchestra — with The American Symphony  at Carnegie Hall, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ulster Orchestra, and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, among others.  He has won a number of prizes in international competitions, including the Special Award for interpretation in the 1984 Mauro Giuliani competition, Italy.

Highly regarded for his performance of new works by Irish composers, he has had many works written for him, which include Guitar Concertos by Jerome de Bromhead, Eric Sweeney and Brent Parker; a Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet by Andrew Shiels and Brent Parker; Four Pieces by Jane O’ Leary; a solo Guitar Sonata and Flute and Guitar duo, In Winter Light, by John Buckley; a number of works by David Fennessy, John McLachlan and Ciaran Farrell.  The American composer, Robert Newell, has also written an extended solo guitar work for him.

He is a regular performer at many international guitar festivals, including the Bath International Guitar Festival, the Dundee International Guitar Festival, the Dublin International Guitar Festival, the Wirral International Guitar Festival and the Walton’s Guitar Festival of Ireland. He has made recordings with K-Tel, Gael-Linn Records, CBA Classics, Ossiain Records, Castle Communications, a highly acclaimed CD of contemporary Irish music with Blackbox Music, England  and has recently released a CD of the music of Irish composer John Buckley with the German company, Celestial Harmonies.   He has also recorded with the Chieftains and famous Spanish Soprano Montserrat Caballes.

He is well known for his own delightful guitar arrangements of Irish music which appear on several of his many recordings.  Concerts have taken him around the world and include appearances at the Sydney Opera House, the Old Opera House, Frankfurt, the L’Arena in Verona, and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

For more information on John Feeley: http://johnfeeleyguitar.com/

Ivo-Jan Van Der Werff

Ivo-Jan van der Werff Master Classes
Viola Master Class
Saturday, February 8, 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Ciminelli Lounge

Viola Master Class
Saturday, February 8, 2014
1:30-3:30 pm
Ciminelli Lounge

IVO-JAN VAN DER WERFF has attained accolades as a chamber player, recitalist, guest artist and teacher throughout Europe and North America. As a member of the Medici String Quartet for 28 years, Mr. van der Werff has performed in over 2,000 concerts in major festivals and venues world wide, broadcasting regularly on radio and television. The Medici quartet made more than 40 recordings for EMI, Nimbus, Hyperion and Koch, and won many awards for works ranging from Haydn, Britten, Janacek, Schubert and the Beethoven cycle to more eclectic works of Saint-Saens, Wajahat Khan and Nigel Osborne. The quartet had collaborations with many artists across the musical, literary and theatrical spectrum including the Royal Shakespeare Company, George Martin, Alan Bennett, John Williams, John Thaw and Jack Brymer.

Mr. van der Werff has performed as recitalist in New York, New Zealand and Hong Kong as well as numerous venues throughout the United Kingdom. His recordings for ASV and Koch include the sonata by Max Reger and the complete works for viola and piano/harp by Arnold Bax. Mr. van der Werff is often invited to perform with quartets and chamber ensembles throughout the United Kingdom and Europe such as the Alberni, Coull, Bridge, Redcliffe and Adderbury.

Before joining the Medici Quartet, Mr. van der Werff worked with many conductors, including Sir George Solti, Bernard Haitink and Klaus Tennstedt, and has since been invited to appear as guest principal viola and soloist with many of the United Kingdom’s leading orchestras.

Mr. van der Werff has been a professor of viola and chamber music at the Royal College of Music in London; he has also developed a private viola program near London and is director of the ‘International Summer School for Violists’ in Upstate New York. He has taught at summer schools such as Dartington and Oxford in the UK, Schlern in the Italian Alps, in Sweden, at the Texas Music Festival, Domaine Forget and Madeleine Island in the USA and has also been an adjudicator on many competition juries.

His most recent project, inspired by his viola mentors–Margaret Major, Peter Shidlof and Bruno Giuranna–is a book entitled ‘Notebook for Viola Players’ which consists of a series of exercises and explanations on and about viola technique.

Mr. van der Werff plays on a viola by Giovanni Grancino, of Milan, c1690.

For more information on Mr. van der Werff: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~dlong/ivo/bio.html

Pascale Delache-Feldman

Pascale Delache-Feldman Master Class
Saturday, February 8, 2014
4:00-6:00 pm
Ciminelli Lounge

French double bassist Pascale Delache-Feldman has enjoyed a diverse career performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, recording artist, commissioner of new music, educator and founder and artistic director of the Boston Bass Bash.

As a soloist, she has performed with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic, the North Shore Philharmonic, Greensboro Festival Orchestra, Longy Conservatory Orchestra and others. New Music Connoisseurdescribed her playing as having “technical certainty and musical imagination” and the Phoenixcommented that she was “a gifted colorist ….who produced an entire range of orchestral effects.”

An avid chamber musician, Delache-Feldman has collaborated with violinists Midori and Joel Smirnoff; pianists Virginia Eskin, Victor Rosenbaum, and Randall Hodgkinson; the St. Petersburg String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet, members of the Lark String Quartet, and Fidelio; and with soprano Dawn Upshaw. Shewas a prizewinner at the Prague International Chamber Music Competition and won first prize with honors for double bass performance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She has recorded chamber works with the Albany, Archetype, Arsis, AFKA and CRI labels.

As an orchestra player, Ms. Delache-Feldman has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Toulouse Capitole National Orchestra (France), and as principal bassist with Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, New England String Ensemble, and BMOP, among many others.

As co-founder of Cello e Basso (formerly the Axiom Duo) with cellist Emmanuel Feldman, she has concertized both in the U.S. and in Europe at such distinguished venues as the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.), Jordan Hall, Sanders Theater, Ferenc Liszt Academy (Budapest, Hungary), Altes Rathaus (Vienna, Austria), Radio France Paris, and many others. Cello e Basso has been dedicated to new music having commissioned more than a dozen new works and has appeared on NPR’s Artbeat, WGBH Boston, Vermont Public Radio, France Inter (Carrefour de L’Odéon), Radio France Toulouse, and local television stations. The duo has collaborated with Rebecca Rice Dance Group and has performed together on the Bank of America’s Marquee Celebrity Series. Their debut CD was released on Synergy Classics in January 2002.

Since 2001, Ms. Delache-Feldman has been the founder and artistic director of the Boston Bass Bash, an international festival dedicated to the double bass. Ms. Delache-Feldman teaches double bass at the Longy School of Music, Tufts University, Brown University, Rivers School of Music and frequently is a guest for master classes. She has taught at the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Summit Music Festival and Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center.

A second-generation bassist, she studied with her father Jean-Claude Delache at age 10 at the Toulouse Conservatory, later studying with Jacques Cazauran and Frédéric Stochl at the Paris Conservatory where she earned her Bachelor of Music. Ms. Delache-Feldman came to the US to study with Roger Scott at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she received her Artist Diploma.  She was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and participated in the Pablo Casals Festival and Schlesswig Holstein Musik Festival.

Steven Isserlis

Steven Isserlis Cello Master Class
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Hatch Recital Hall

Acclaimed worldwide for his technique and musicianship, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician and educator.

Highlights of recent seasons have included concerto performances with the Berlin Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Washington National Symphony with Iván Fischer, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy, and a European tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and Philippe Herreweghe; an all-Haydn play-direct project with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra; recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall with Thomas Adès and Olli Mustonen; chamber music concerts at the Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, BBC Proms and Aldeburgh Festival with collaborators including Joshua Bell, Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann, Emily Beynon, Anthony Marwood and Denes Várjon; recitals in Washington, San Francisco, Vancouver and Milan; an Australian recital tour with Denes Várjon; and a series of concerts specially devised for the 2010 Cheltenham Festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Schumann’s birth.

Steven Isserlis takes a strong interest in authentic performance and has played with many of the foremost period instrument orchestras including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Simon Rattle, and Philharmonia Baroque with Nicholas McGegan. In 2010/11 he will tour with the Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr. He is also a keen exponent of contemporary music, and has worked with many composers on new commissions since giving the world premiere of John Tavener’s The Protecting Veil at the BBC Proms in 1989. In 2006 he gave the world première of Wolfgang Rihm’s Cello Concerto at the Salzburg Festival, and at the 2009 Aldeburgh Festival he premiered Thomas Adès’s new work for cello and piano, Lieux retrouvés, together with the composer.

Writing and playing for children is another major interest. Steven Isserlis’s books for children about the lives of the great composers – Why Beethoven Threw the Stew and its sequel, Why Handel Waggled his Wig – are published by Faber and Faber, and both books have been translated into many languages. He has recorded a CD for BIS with Stephen Hough entitled Children’s Cello, and with composer Anne Dudley he has written three musical stories for children which are published by Universal Edition. As an educator, Steven Isserlis gives frequent masterclasses all around the world, and for the past thirteen years he has been Artistic Director of the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove in Cornwall.

For more information about Steven Isserlis: http://stevenisserlis.com/

Emmanuella Reiter
Emmanuella Reiter Viola Master Class
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm
Howard Hanson Hall

Born into a family of musicians in Jerusalem, Emmanuella Reiter began her musical studies with her father at an early age.

After lessons in violin and piano at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nice, France, Emmanuella switched to viola and entered in 2001 the class of Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA. There, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, and served for three years as teaching assistant to Kim Kashkashian.

Emmanuella has participated in many festivals worldwide, has performed in a chamber music setting with artists such as Ida Haendel, Peter Frankl and has performed with world class orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mrs Reiter frequently performs solo and chamber music around the globe.

Her passion for teaching has led her to writing: “Karen Tuttle’s Heritage: The Theory and Practice of Co-ordination”, a technique to help coordinate physical and musical gestures. Emmanuella held the post of Visiting Professor at the Birmingham Conservatory in 2009-2010, has been regularly invited to give classes at the Royal Academy of Music Junior and Senior divisions.

Emmanuella is the founding Director of the Jigsaw Players Chamber Music Series in Wimbledon. She has been a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008.

Irvine Arditti

Irvine Arditti Violin Master Class
Thursday, February 27
6:30-8:30 pm
EEW 415 (Hatch Rehearsal Hall)

In addition to his legendary career as first violinist of the Arditti Quartet, Irvine Arditti has also given life to many solo works. Born in London in 1953, Irvine Arditti began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 16. He joined the London Symphony Orchestra in 1976 and after two years, at the age of 25, became its Co-Concert Master. He left the orchestra in 1980 in order to devote more time to the Arditti Quartet which he had formed while still a student.

Irvine Arditti has given the world premières of a plethora of large scale works especially written for him. These include Xenakis’ Dox Orkh and Hosokawa’s Landscape III , both for violin and orchestra, as well as Ferneyhough’s Terrain , Francesconi’s Riti Neurali and Body Electric , Dillon’s Vernal Showers and Harvey’s Scena , Pauset’s Vita Nova, Reynolds Aspiration and Sciarrino’s Le Stagioni Artificiali all for violin and ensemble.

He has appeared with many distinguished orchestras and ensembles including the Bayerische Rundfunk, BBC Symphony, Berlin Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Paris, Het Residentie den Hague, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Asko Ensemble, Ensemble Contrechamps , London Sinfonietta , Nieuw Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Oslo Sinfonietta, Schoenberg Ensemble. His performances of many concertos have won acclaim by their composers, in particular Ligeti and Dutilleux.