Artistic director of the Chamber Music at 92Y series, Jaime Laredo is also violinist with The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and music director of the Vermont Symphony.
Experience the intimacy of an up-close performance and professional coaching session as Mr. Laredo shares his insights on performances given by young artists.
Sofia Chiarandini – Ravel: Tzigane
Dena Li – Mozart: Violin Concerto, No. 5 in A major, K. 219
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Artistic director of the Chamber Music at 92Y series since 1974, Jaime Laredo has been performing for more than five decades before audiences across the globe. He has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue and chamber musician, and in this master class, he will focus on both solo violin and chamber music performance.
Born in Bolivia, Mr. Laredo made a stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven as solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony, and at the age of seventeen, he won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth of Belgium Competition, launching his rise to international prominence. Mr. Laredo has conducted and/or performed with the New York and Royal Philharmonics; the Philadelphia Orchestra; the Chicago and London symphonies; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and many others. He has also built a second career as a viola soloist.
As a chamber musician, he is a founder of The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, and for 15 years, he was violist of a Grammy® Award-winning piano quartet with pianist Emanuel Ax, violinist Isaac Stern and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Mr. Laredo and his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson, are artistic directors of the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, OH.
Recognized internationally as a sought-after violin teacher, Mr. Laredo’s students include several leading soloists of our time. He served on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music for 35 years, and now he and Ms. Robinson hold chairs at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Dena Li, age 14, has studied violin with Julie Kurtzman for more than four years. She is currently the first violin with New York Youth Symphony Orchestra. She was a winner of 2009-2010 Lucy Moses Concerto Competition. She is a 9th grader at Stuyvesant High School.
Sofia Chiarandini is a home schooled 13 year old from Fairfield county, Connecticut. She has been playing violin since age 5 and currently studies with Juliette Kurtzman of Manhattan. She has performed in classical, folk, rock, jazz and bluegrass genres, with Norwalk Youth Symphony, the Danbury Community Orchestra, the Jim Allyn band, the Town Hall band, Francine Wheeler, Fakeout, other ensembles and solo. In these acts she has played violin, flute, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, lead vocals, backup vocals and has sung a capella. Most recently Sofia was awarded the first Runner up in the Danbury Symphony Orchestra Concert Competition. Sofia’s other interests are acrobatics and acting. She is very excited to play Tzigane for Mr. Laredo.
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