Violin Master Class
featuring Grigory Kalinovsky
WHEN: Sunday, February 23, 2-5:30pm
WHERE: Eric Brown Theater of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly
FEE: Attendance for the class is open to the public with free admission.
The Thurnauer School of Music will present a Violin Master Class featuring violinist Grigory Kalinovsky, Professor of Violin at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington. “We are excited to welcome Grigory back to Thurnauer and to learn from him,” 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 a 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 83rd 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 Grigory Kalinovsky
Hailed by critics as a “superior poet” (Vancouver Sun) and praised for his “heart and indomitable will” (Gramophone), Grigory Kalinovsky has performed at some of the world’s major venues, from all three stages of Carnegie Hall in New York to Musikhalle Grosser Saal in Hamburg. As a recitalist and avid chamber musician, he has appeared at numerous concert series and festivals, including the Asheville Chamber Music Series, Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, Lucas Foss’s Festival at the Hamptons, Newport Music Festival, and Pavel Vernikov's festival, “Il Violino Magico” in Italy, collaborating with such renowned musicians as Pinchas Zukerman, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ralph Kirshbaum, Miriam Fried, James Buswell, Dora Schwarzberg, and Paul Coletti, among others. A devoted educator, Kalinovsky joined the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty in the fall of 2013 and continues to teach at the Heifetz International Music Institute and IU Summer String Academy. Previously a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, he has taught at many summer music festivals, including Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists Program in Canada, Keshet Eilon Mastercourse in Israel, Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, Soesterberg International Music Festival in Holland, Summit Music Festival in New York, “Il Violino Magico” in Italy, and Manhattan in the Mountains, where he was one of the founding artistic directors.
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.