Guest artists in Music division

November 6, 2015

Music students were treated to some guests artists prior to the concerto competition

JAMES BUSWELL - VIOLIN: Violinist James Buswell will be holding a master class on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building. Currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music. Active as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and educator, James Buswell is one of the most versatile musicians performing today. He has appeared with virtually all of the major orchestras in the United States and Canada, as well as with orchestras in Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

STEPHEN WILLIAMSON - CLARINET: Clarinetist Stephen Williamson will be holding a master class on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Frohlich Building room 2230. Mr. Williamson is currently on the faculty of DePaul University in Chicago, IL and is the principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. An avid soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Williamson has performed extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has collaborated with such artists as: Yo-Yo Ma, Jeffrey Kahane, Anne Marie McDermott, Emanuel Ax, Meliora Winds, Aspen, Dorian and Sylvan Wind Quintets; Brentano, American, Jasper and Dover String Quartets.

JEROME LOWENTHAL - PIANO: Pianist Jerome Lowenthal will hold a master class on Friday, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. in the Dendrinos Chapel. Jerome Lowenthal is a professor of piano at the Juilliard School in New York since 1991, where he was also chair of the piano department. Additionally, Lowenthal is on the faculty at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California since 1970. He is recognized as a specialist of Franz Liszt, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Béla Bartók, and more generally of virtuoso and late romantic music. His recordings include piano concertos by F. Liszt with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the complete Tchaikovsky concerto cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra.