More bragging, everyone! Remember little Meriel Bizri? She’s in the finals at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. OH, AND….she’ll be performing the Sibelius Concerto first movement with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra this May. Watch this space.
Congratulations to my former student, Rebecca Hall who won the Mankato Symphony Young Artist Competition! 13 year old Rebecca will be performing the last movement of the Bruch Concerto later this month.We’re thrilled for you!
And then there is our Nygel Witherspoon who took our breath away:
17-year-old American cellist Nygel Witherspoon has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in Detroit, United States.
A student of Tanya Remenikova at the Minnesota Connections Academy, Nygel will receive US $10,000 plus a number of performance opportunities – including a nationally-broadcast radio appearance on From the Top.
Open to American Black and Latino junior high and high school students, the Sphinx Competition is aimed at the encouragement, development and recognition of classical music talent in the Black and Latino communities.
I had the pleasure of giving a class to the students of Mariesther and Marielisa Alvarez at the Boston String Academy the other evening. What wonderful students- a tribute to the seriousness and skills of their teachers!
Students, I hope you’ll attend and take advantage of this terrific opportunity!
Haiku for the Aspiring Violin Teacher-Artist
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Meet weekly for just two hours.
Peer through a new lens.
A treasure of skills
from our ancient, modern art
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Through role play, videos,
observations of lessons,
labs with beginners-
join this joyous world.
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Become a teacher.
Violin lessons in Cambridge specializing in beginners through pre-college.
May Violin Studio conveniently located between Central and Harvard Squares.
Openings for Fall 2018.
for both of us. Bruce and I will join the faculty of the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston beginning September 2018. Bruce will be coaching chamber music and teaching a course on the Beethoven string quartets, and I will be teaching a pedagogy lab. We are both very excited!
While you’re here, check out the new page, my Partial Music Library, which I’ve just begun digitizing, and which isn’t yet sorted. Only violin parts are included, with my preferred fingerings and bowings. No more excuses that the dog ate your music!