Sunday, January 12, 2020

Thurnauer School of Music to present Master Class with Cellist Philippe Muller

Master Class with Cellist Philippe Muller

WHEN: Sun, Jan 19, 2 pm
Eric Brown Theater of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
ADMISSION: open to the public with free admission

The Thurnauer School of Music will present a Master Class featuring cellist Philippe Muller, former professor of cello at the Conservatoire de Paris and a current faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music.

“We are honored to welcome Philippe Muller to Thurnauer. He is an esteemed artist and pedagogue and we are excited to learn from his decades of experience and his profound artistry,” said Thurnauer’s founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman. Master classes give students and audience members a valuable opportunity to gain insight into musical works and the artistic process through public coaching in an intimate setting.

The Master Class is presented as part of the Thurnauer School of Music’s annual Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series, and will be the 81st master class offered at the Thurnauer School since 1996, each featuring renowned artists such as violinist Itzhak Perlman, pianist Richard Goode and cellist Steven Isserlis.

About Philippe Muller

Philippe Muller, a renowned cellist, has been performing in the international concert circuit since the early 1970s. Mr. Muller has achieved a multi-faceted career through his experiences as a soloist, a member of chamber music ensembles, and a professor at prestigious music institutions. In 1970, he formed a piano trio with the French pianist Jacques Rouvier and French violin virtuoso Jean-Jacques Kantorow. The trio still performs to enthusiastic audiences and has received critical acclaim. Mr. Muller also has had experience in the Ensemble Intercontemporain for seven years, founded by Pierre Boulez. In 1979, he was named Cello Teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris. During his time in Paris, he taught many famous cellists as pupils including Xavier Phillips and Gautier Capu├žon. Mr. Muller performs predominantly in Europe, but he also performs in the United States, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Canada, and more. Mr. Muller’s standard repertoires include the names of numerous composers including Vivaldi, Beethoven, Brahms to Faure, Martinu, Malec, and Bach. Muller is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music.

To read more about Mr. Muller, click here.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is New Jersey’s leading community music school, serving nearly 500 students from infancy through adulthood. The School, which has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; and frequent student performances; and 20+ year partnership with the Englewood Public School District. It is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Enrollment in the school is open year-round. For further information about upcoming events or enrollment, call 201-408-1465.