California Summer Music continues at SSU

581.jpgRenowned artists present violin, piano master classes

California Summer Music, a festival for talented young composers, pianists, violinists, violists and cellists, presents its 17th season at Sonoma State during the month of July. The distinguished music faculty, led by cellist Irene Sharp, includes outstanding professional musicians from the U.S. and around the world.

All performances and master classes are free and will take place in Green Music Center Room 1028, located in the music wing of the GMC complex. Use Parking Lot L.

Week One:

Zaven Melikian Violin Master Class
Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
GMC 1028
Zaven Melikian is recognized nationally as an artist, teacher,
and a leadingexpert in string pedagogy. As professor of violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music since 1969, and now Professor Emeritus, he trained an extraordinary group of violinists at the preparatory and collegiate level who may be found among the ranks of major symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles in the United States and abroad.

Hans Boepple Piano Master Class
Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
GMC 1028
Hans Boepple has been presented as guest soloist with many distinguished American orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Symphony, Denver Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra. Awarded First Prize in the J. S. Bach International Competition (Washington, D.C.), Hans Boepple is the recipient of awards that include the Coleman Chamber Music Award (Los Angeles) (six times), the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition, and the MTNA National Collegiate Competition.

Young Artists Solo Concerts
Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m.
GMC 1028

Week Two:

July 16 at 8 p.m.
GMC 1028
Master class and performance by Naumberg prize-winning cellist Hai-Ye Ni. Hai-Ye Ni is the principal cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A reception will follow the performance.

July 19 at 8 p.m.
GMC 1028
A concert of contemporary works by Grammy award-winning composer John Corigliano and CSM faculty composer David Tcimpidis. Audience members may meet the composers at a post-concert gala reception.

For information visit or call
Josh Leichtung at 415-753-8920.

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