Juilliard Announces the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, May 28 through June 1

Mike Lawson • News • May 24, 2019

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Juilliard has announced the 10th Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies from Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street, New York City).

Held biennially, the symposium, which is dedicated to fostering the legacy of renowned teacher Dorothy DeLay, features five days of master classes, recitals, and pedagogy sessions, and provides opportunities for participants to observe and explore how to nurture and develop the exceptional student artist. Juilliard violin alumnus Brian Lewis, a faculty member of the University of Texas at Austin, is the artistic director of the symposium.
Master classes will be led by Kathleen Winkler, Starling Chair in Classical Violin at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, on May 28; Patinka Kopec, a faculty member of Manhattan School of Music and a Juilliard alumna, on May 29; Midori, a faculty member of USC’s Thornton School of Music and a Juilliard alumna, on May 30; and Mark Kaplan, professor of violin at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a Juilliard alumnus, on June 1.
Recitals will be presented throughout the week. On Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in Paul Hall, Juilliard alumnus Robert Chen, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Juilliard piano alumna Noreen Polera, will be the featured performers; student artists will give recitals on Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, at 7p.m.; and alumni, Philippe Quint and Peter Dugan will give a violin-piano recital on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. in Paul Hall. Limited tickets to the May 28 and May 31 recitals for $38 are available only by requesting them at symposium@juilliard.edu. The student artist recitals are free.
On Friday, May 31, the symposium will feature a conversation and Q&A with Juilliard faculty member and alumnus Itzhak Perlman in Paul Hall.
Pedagogy sessions offered at this year’s symposium include Hidden Gems: Lesser Known Works for Violin and Piano and Bach Basics, presented by Brian Lewis; Presence and the Performer, presented by Daniel Pettrow; andDeveloping Young Artists: Teaching Virtuoso Technique to Preteens, presented by Kurt Sassmannshaus.
This year’s student artists are Maya Anjali Buchanan (age 19), Rachel Aina Call (age 17), Jacques Forestier (age 14), Caecilia Lee (age 15), Kenneth Ryu Takebe Naito (age 19), Noelle Midori Takebe Naito (age 16), Christina Jihee Nam (age 16), Audrey Park (age 16), Enrique Rodrigues (age 17), and Anna Wei (age 18).  

Photo by Hiroyuki Ito.

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