Boston Conservatory’s popular String Masters Series returns, starting this Sunday, Sept. 14 Colin Carr, 19: Roberto Díaz, 16: Andrew Mark, 25: Stefan Jackiw; April 12: Carol Rodland, 26: StringFest

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The Boston Conservatory’s popular String Masters Series returns, starting this Sunday, Sept. 14. The series, now in its seventh consecutive season, brings world-class artists of the highest caliber to The Boston Conservatory for a collection of highly-skilled and engaging performances.

This year’s performers are:

  • 14: Colin Carr, a cello soloist who has won numerous awards, including the Naumburg Competition and the Gregory Piatigorsky Memorial Award
  • 19: Roberto Díaz, internationally-renowned violist and President of Curtis Institute of Music
  • 16: Andrew Mark, String Masters Series co-founder and award-winning cellist
  • 25: Stefan Jackiw, a violinist recognized as “one of the best and most interesting young violinists” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as possessing “talent that’s off the scale…” by The Washington Post
  • April 12: Carol Rodland, violist and Boston Conservatory artist-in-residence will perform with Conservatory faculty and students.
  • April 26: StringFest, featuring chamber music performed by Conservatory faculty and honors students

 

Each String Masters Series concert is $15 general admission with discounts available. All performances take place on Sundays at 8 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory’s newly-renovated Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway. Tickets for the fall String Masters performances are available to purchase through the Conservatory Box Office at 31 Hemenway St. or by calling (617) 912-9222 or online at www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets.

 

The Boston Conservatory’s String Masters Series Returns September 14

with Award-winning Artists

 

(BOSTON—Sept. 10, 2014) The Boston Conservatory’s popular String Masters Series debuts on Sept. 14 with international award-winning cellist Colin Carr. The series, now in its seventh consecutive season, brings world-class artists of the highest caliber to The Boston Conservatory for a collection of highly-skilled and engaging performances.

 

Colin Carr, a cello soloist, has won numerous awards, including the Naumburg Competition and the Gregory Piatigorsky Memorial Award. On Oct. 19, internationally-renowned violist and President of Curtis Institute of Music, Roberto Díaz, will take the stage. Andrew Mark, String Masters Series co-founder and award-winning cellist, will perform on Nov. 16. The season continues into the spring on Jan. 25 with violinist Stefan Jackiw, recognized as “one of the best and most interesting young violinists” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as possessing “talent that’s off the scale…” by The Washington Post. On April 12, Boston Conservatory artist-in-residence Carol Rodland (viola) will perform with Conservatory faculty and students. The series finale, StringFest, will be on April 26, featuring chamber music performed by Conservatory faculty and honors students.

 

“Our guests this year are exceptional string players with international careers, including several with award-winning recordings. And they’re also sought-after educators,” said Irina Muresanu, co-founder of the String Masters Series, who noted that guest artists will also hold a masterclass the day after each concert. “They are a group that we feel will truly inspire our students—like Stefan Jackiw, who was a child prodigy and now, being quite close to the age of our students’, has a tremendous international career.”
Each String Masters Series concert is $15 general admission with discounts available. All performances take place on Sundays at 8 p.m. at The Boston Conservatory’s newly-renovated Seully Hall at 8 The Fenway. Tickets for the fall String Masters performances are available to purchase through the Conservatory Box Office at 31 Hemenway St. or by calling (617) 912-9222 or online at www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets.

 

The Boston Conservatory also presents more than 600 other performances and recitals by students, faculty and guest artists every year. From staged to semi-staged theater, dance and opera performances to instrumental and voice recitals, there is something for everyone. For a complete schedule, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/perform.

 

 

Colin Carr, cello
Sept. 14
Winner of the Naumburg Competition, the Gregory Piatigorsky Memorial Award and Second Prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition, cellist Colin Carr has performed with major orchestras worldwide, including Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, BBC Symphony and the Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia and Montreal symphony orchestras.
BACH: Cello Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008
BACH: Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BMV 1010
BACH: Suite No. 6 in D Major, BMV 1012
Roberto Díaz, viola
Max Levinson, piano
Oct. 19
Prior to his appointment as President of Curtis Institute of Music in 2006, Roberto Díaz was principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and National Symphony, as well as a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Díaz received an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College and was awarded honorary membership by the national board of the American Viola Society.
M. DE FALLA: Suite Populaire Espagnole (arr. M. Díaz)
P. HINDEMITH: Sonata for Solo Viola op. 25, No. 1
J. BRAHMS: Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 120, No. 2
E. BLOCH: Suite for Viola and Piano
Andrew Mark, cello
Nov. 16
Cellist Andrew Mark was the silver medalist at the 1993 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and has served as an artistic ambassador for the U.S. since 1989, giving recitals and masterclasses throughout Europe, Asia, South and Central America. He was cellist of the Boston Composers String Quartet and the CORE Ensemble, two award-winning groups dedicated to performing new music and premiering nearly 100 new compositions. His recording of Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time on Ongaku Records has won critical acclaim, and The American Record Guide proclaimed, “These are no ordinary performers. Each player shines in the extended solo passages. It’s brilliant.”
MARTINU: Variations on a Slovakian Theme
BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C Major, op. 102, No. 1
J. HARBISON: Suite for Solo Cello
R. STRAUSS: Sonata in F Major, op. 6

Stefan Jackiw, violin
Featuring guest artist Anna Polonsky (piano)
Jan. 25
Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Stefan Jackiw has appeared as a soloist with the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco symphony orchestras, among others. His solo performance of the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Australia’s Opera House in March was seen live by more than 30 million people worldwide.
LUTOSLAWSKI
SAARIAHO
SCHUBERT
Carol Rodland, viola
April 12
Boston Conservatory artist-in-residence Carol Rodland performs with Conservatory faculty and students. The Strings Masters concert crowns a series of visits from the renowned violist and showcases her fruitful collaborations with faculty and students alike. An acclaimed violist, Fanfare Magazine raves, “Rodland’s tone [is] larger than life, sweetly in tune, infinitely variegated.”
D. SHOSTAKOVICH: Viola Sonata, op. 147
J. BRAHMS: String Sextet in B-flat Major, op. 18

 

String Fest

A Chamber Music Celebration

Featuring Boston Conservatory Faculty and Students
April 26
Continuing an annual tradition, The Boston Conservatory celebrates the conclusion of the 2014-2015 String Masters Series with chamber music performed by faculty and honors students.
 

 

About The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional, young performing artists for careers that enrich and transform the human experience. Known for its intimate and supportive multi-disciplinary environment, The Boston Conservatory offers fully accredited graduate and undergraduate programs in music, dance and musical theater, and presents more than 600 performances each year by students, faculty and guest artists. Since its founding in 1867, The Boston Conservatory has shared its talent and creativity with the city of Boston, the region and the nation, and continues to grow today as a vibrant community of artists and educators. For more information, visit www.bostonconservatory.edu.

 

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