Music masterclasses not just for students

The Elias String Quartet will lead one of this year's masterclasses for students at the Elder Conservatorium of Music.  These masterclasses are now open to the public.
Photo by David Shapiro.

The Elias String Quartet will lead one of this year's masterclasses for students at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. These masterclasses are now open to the public.
Photo by David Shapiro.

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Pianist Imogen Cooper will lead the first of this year's masterclasses on Monday 18 May.
Photo by Sussie Ahlburg.

Pianist Imogen Cooper will lead the first of this year's masterclasses on Monday 18 May.
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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

In a first for the University of Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music, members of the public now have the opportunity to attend a masterclass series being presented in 2009.

At the masterclasses, international musicians of the highest standing will work with students from the Elder Conservatorium.

The series gives members of the public the chance to see and hear students being instructed by some of the best musicians in their fields.

"Many music lovers are fascinated by the process behind the art, and masterclasses are a perfect example of how someone who is highly skilled in music imparts their knowledge and fine-tunes others' ability," says Elder Hall Concert Manager Ms Claire Oremland.

"We hope this will become another exciting and regular part of what we offer music lovers in our yearly season of events at Elder Hall," she says.

The first masterclass will be held in Elder Hall from 1.00-3.00pm on Monday 18 May and features Imogen Cooper.

Recognised worldwide as a pianist of virtuosity and poetic poise, Cooper has established a reputation as one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire.

The Head of Keyboard Studies at the Elder Conservatorium, Lucinda Collins, says: "This is an incredible opportunity for students to work with such an inspirational artist as they begin their own journeys in music."

Other artists in the series include violinist Adele Anthony, New York trumpeter and Jazz musician Ray Vega, and chamber music with the Elias String Quartet.

Admission is $10 for one masterclass, or a subscription to all four masterclasses is just $30. For a brochure or further enquiries, members of the public can contact Claire Oremland on (08) 8303 5925 or email: claire.oremland@adelaide.edu.au

www.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/masterclass/

 

Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Email: claire.oremland@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/elderhall/
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Elder Conservatorium of Music
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5925
Mobile: 0410 062 677


Mr David Ellis
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Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
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