2018-19 GMS Guest Artists and Master Classes Series

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Distinguished guest artists come from throughout the world to give masterclasses at the Gifted Music School. Students are provided with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to observe, watch, and be inspired from leaders in their respective fields. Many of these classes are open to the public, and provide local teachers and students with an incredible learning opportunity. Past masterclass presenters and guest artists have included Midori (USC), Yovahed Kaplinsky (Juilliard), Sel Kardan (President, Colburn), Micah Yui (Colburn), Roberto Diaz (President, Curtis), Robert Lippsett, Wei He (San Francisco and Juilliard), Andres Cardenes (Carnegie Mellon), Arnold Steinhardt (Curti), Richard Aaron (Juilliard/Michigan), Leon Fleisher (Peabody), Joseph Silverstein, Yong-Hi Moon (Peabody), Craig Jessop (USU), Barlow Bradford (University of Utah), David Kim (Philadelphia Orchestra). 

2018 - 2019 GMS Upcoming Guest Artists and Masterclasses

  • Sept. 17  Simon James, violinist (Manhattan School of Music)
  • Sept. 27  Konrad Binienda, pianist (Cleveland Institute of Music)
  • Oct. 7     Midori Goto, violinist (University of Southern California)
  • Dec. 10   Masao Kawasaki, violinist (Juilliard School)
  • Dec. 11   Pegsoon Whang, cellist
  • Jan. 15    Deborah Moench, violinist (Suzuki Violin Pedagogue)
  • Jan. 26    Clive Greensmith, cellist (Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule)
  • Feb. 1     Ian Swenson, violinist
  • Feb. 15   Albert Tiu, pianist
  • April 27  Laurie Smukler, violinist (Juilliard School)

Past Guest Artists and Masterclasses

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

  • Micah Yui, pianist (The Colburn School)
  • Midori Goto, violinist (University of Southern California)
  • Sel Kardan, violist (The Colburn School)
  • Wei He, violinist (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)
  • Sel Kardan, violist (The Colburn School)
  • Micah Yui, pianist (The Colburn School)

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013