Master Class Series

Seattle Chamber Music Society is proud to be able to offer public master classes to our academy participants throughout the season. All master classes are free and open to the public. Come and join us at our Center for Chamber Music! Look below to see what’s next!

INON BARNATAN MASTER CLASS
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Center for Chamber Music – Center for Chamber Music: Lower Level
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

TIME

GROUP

REP

5:00pm

Rebecca Li, piano;

Maximilian James, violin; Aiden Roberts, cello

Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor "Dumky", Op. 90

5:30pm

Changan Zhu, piano;

Calvin Chang, violin; Jeannee Chin, cello

Beethoven - Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1

6:00pm

David Gatien, piano;

Eidee Tan, violin; Jesse Krentz, cello

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67


ALISA WEILERSTEIN MASTER CLASS
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Center for Chamber Music – Dr. Kennan Hollingsworth Living Room
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

TIME

GROUP

REP

5:00pm

Caileen Wan, piano; Suchitra Oka, cello

Beethoven - 12 Variations from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45

5:30pm

Amelia Busing and Olivia Brown, violins;

Bryce Burgess, viola; Miles Fann, cello;

Anderson Widjaja, double bass

Dvorak - String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77

6:00pm

Lin Tokura, violin; Anthony Kim, cello

Gliere - 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39


JAMES EHNES MASTER CLASS
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Location: Center for Chamber Music – Center for Chamber Music: Lower Level
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm

TIME

GROUP

REP

4:30pm

Rito Imaoka and Finn
Sukendro, violins;

Winston Yu, cello; Jeffrey Quan, piano

Dvorak - Bagatelles, Op. 47

5:00pm

Alana Spiller and Brannon Warn-Johnston, violins;

Ayar Newman, cello

Mozart - Five Viennese Serenades, K 439b

5:30pm

Paloma Oh, piano;

Keying Li, violin; Seth Ifland, cello

Beethoven - Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3

6:00pm

Marcus Yeung, piano;

Tokuji Miyasaka, violin; Lily Richards, viola;

Leah Everling, cello; Maggie Carter, double bass

Schubert - "Trout" Quintet, D. 667

 


EDWARD ARRON MASTER CLASS
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Center for Chamber Music
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

TIME

GROUP

REP

4:00pm

Caileen Wan, piano; Suchitra Oka, cello

Beethoven - 12 Variations from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45

4:30pm

Amelia Busing and Olivia Brown, violins;

Bryce Burgess, viola; Miles Fann, cello;

Anderson Widjaja, double bass

Dvorak - String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77

5:00pm

Paloma Oh, piano;

Keying Li, violin; Seth Ifland, cello

Beethoven - Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3

5:30pm

Lin Tokura, violin; Anthony Kim, cello

Gliere - 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello, Op. 39


JEEWON PARK MASTER CLASS
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Center for Chamber Music
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm

TIME

GROUP

REP

4:00pm

Changan Zhu, piano;

Calvin Chang, violin; Jeannee Chin, cello

Beethoven - Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1

4:30pm

Rebecca Li, piano;

Maximilian James, violin; Aiden Roberts, cello

Dvorak - Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor "Dumky", Op. 90

5:00pm

Rito Imaoka and Finn
Sukendro, violins;

Winston Yu, cello; Jeffrey Quan, piano

Dvorak - Bagatelles, Op. 47

5:30pm

Marcus Yeung, piano;

Tokuji Miyasaka, violin; Lily Richards, viola;

Leah Everling, cello; Maggie Carter, double bass

Schubert - "Trout" Quintet, D. 667

Coaches

EDWARD ARRON

Cellist Edward Arron made his New York recital debut in 2000 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has since appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The 2019-20 season marks Arron’s eleventh season as the artistic director and host of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, CT. He is also the Artistic Director of the Festival Series in Beaufort, SC, and is the co-Artistic Director with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. With violinists James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, and violist Richard O’Neill, Arron tours as a member of the Ehnes Quartet. He appears regularly at the Caramoor International Music Festival, where he has been a resident performer and curator for over a quarter of a century. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Arron currently serves on the faculty at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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INON BARNATAN

Inon Barnatan is the recipient of both a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award. A regular soloist with many orchestras, the Israeli pianist recently completed his tenure as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. Recent orchestral debuts include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Hong Kong, London and Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestras, and Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle and National Symphonies. 2019, marks Barnatan’s first season as Music Director of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest. In recital this season, Barnatan returned to New York’s 92nd Street Y and London’s Wigmore Hall, in addition to making Carnegie Hall appearances with soprano Renee Fleming and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. His passion for contemporary music has seen him commission and perform many works, including premieres of pieces by Adès, Currier, Dorman, Nicolson, Norman, and Pintscher. Barnatan’s discography includes recordings of Schubert’s solo piano works, music by Messiaen, and Rachmaninov and Chopin sonatas with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.

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JAMES EHNES

James Ehnes is recognized as one of the world’s foremost violinists, and is a favorite guest of many of the world’s most celebrated orchestras and concert halls. Recent orchestral highlights include the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, London Symphony, Gedwandhausorchester Leipzig, New York Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Chicago Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, and Hong Kong Philharmonic. Alongside his concerto work, Ehnes maintains a busy recital schedule and performs regularly at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center Chicago, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. In 2010, he established the Ehnes Quartet, with whom he has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

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JEEWON PARK

Korean-born pianist Jeewon Park made her debut at the age of 12, performing Chopin’s first Piano Concerto with the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Since then,
Park has performed as a recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician in major concert halls across North America, throughout Europe and Asia. She performed as a soloist in the inaugural festival of the IBK Chamber Hall at the Seoul Arts Center, in addition to engagements at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Vilar Performing Arts Center, and Kumho Art Hall. Park is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York. A passionate chamber musician, Park has performed at prominent festivals throughout the world, including Spoleto USA, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival, Appalachian Summer Festival, the Emilia-Romagna Festival, the Music Alp in Courchevel, and the Kusatsu Summer Music Festival. Currently, she is the co-Artistic Director, with her husband, Edward Arron, of the Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.

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ALISA WEILERSTEIN

Alisa Weilerstein is one of the foremost cellists of our time. Known for her consummate artistry, emotional investment and rare interpretive depth, she was recognized with a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship in 2011. Today her career is truly global in scope, taking her to the most prestigious international venues for solo recitals, chamber concerts, and concerto collaborations with all the preeminent conductors and orchestras worldwide. “Weilerstein is a throwback to an earlier age of classical performers: not content merely to serve as a vessel for the composer’s wishes, she inhabits a piece fully and turns it to her own ends,” marvels the New York Times. “Weilerstein’s cello is her id. She doesn’t give the impression that making music involves will at all. She and the cello seem simply to be one and the same,” agrees the Los Angeles Times. As the UK’s Telegraph put it, “Weilerstein is truly a phenomenon.”

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