Guest Artists and Masterclasses

Roberto Diaz at the GMS 2016

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). 

Upcoming Guest Artists and Masterclasses

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)

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

  • Roberto Diaz, violist (Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Viktor Uzur, cellist (Weber State University)
  • Fry Street Quartet, (Utah State University)
  • Jason Vieaux, guitarist (Curtis Institute of Music)

2012 - 2013

  • Joseph Silverstein, violinist (Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Bill McLaughlin, pianist and music radio host (Exploring Music, Public Radio)
  • Roberto Diaz, violist (Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Michael McLean, violinist (The Colburn School)


  • Leon Fleisher, pianist (Peabody Conservatory)
  • Andres Cardenes, violinist (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Robert Lipsett, violinist (The Colburn School)