Masterclasses // Workshops Event as iCalendar

(Creative Events, Music)

04 October 2017

Venue: Various

Location: Various

Host: School of Music

Cost: Free admission

Contact email: creative@auckland.ac.nz

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Throughout the academic year, the School of Music holds masterclasses and workshops with a range of visiting artists in association with existing partnerships and connections within the local music industry. Find out more about the School's partnerships here.

These events are free and all are welcome. Registrations not required, unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 4 October, 6.30-8.30pm

Robert McDuffie | Violin Masterclass
APO Inspire Programme

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Please register here.

Performers: Julie Park (viola), April Ju (violin), Danny Kim (violin).

Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie enjoys a dynamic and multi-faceted career. While appearing as soloist with the world's foremost orchestras, he can also be found sharing the stage with Gregg Allman and Chuck Leavell in Midnight Rider, with actress/playwright Anna Deavere Smith in Martin Luther King's Letter from Birmingham Jail, or playing Bach for Memphis Jook dancer Li'l Buck. Philip Glass dedicated his Second Violin Concerto, The American Four Seasons, to Mr. McDuffie. Robert McDuffie is the founder of both the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy and the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in his native city of Macon, Georgia. He plays a 1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as the Ladenburg.

 

 

Past events

Wednesday 22 March, 1-3pm

Marc Osterer
Brass/Composition Masterclass

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Marc Osterer began playing trumpet at age 5 in his hometown of New York City, where he received an education in jazz, both classical and commercial styles in prestigious conservatories including Manhattan School of Music. As a professional musician, he has performed on Broadway shows, jazz clubs such as Birdland and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Mexico City Philharmonic (where he spent 5 years as Principal Trumpet), and the Salzburg Festival. Also well-versed in composition, orchestration, and studio production, Marc recorded his first solo jazz album InterView in 2014 . Marc currently resides in Austria, but spends much of his time on tour with the award-winning Parov Stelar band and as both a soloist and educator.

Thursday 23 March, 7.30pm

Michel Bellavance
Flute Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Internationally celebrated Swiss-Canadian flutist Michel Bellavance is in high demand around the globe. He is the Professor of Flute for the advanced classes at the renowned Geneva Conservatoire, Switzerland. With engagements on nearly every continent, Michel enjoys a very full travel schedule with invitations to headline as guest artist at festivals, perform with orchestras, as well as hold workshops, masterclasses and recitals at conservatories and universities. A grant recipient of the Canada Arts Council, Michel studied in Paris, Geneva, Zürich and San Francisco, honing his performing skills with artists such as Aurèle Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Maxence Larrieu, András Adorján and Paul Renzi.

Michel Bellavance is profiled by Miyazawa.

Friday 24 March, 4-5.30pm

Lawrence Axelrod
Piano/Composition | Lecture Recital

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Works:

Selection from 24 Tone Clock Pieces (1988-1995)
Jenny McLeod

Wired Dance for piano and tape/CD (1998)
Karl Korte

constellations (2012)
Alex Taylor

Silent Film (2008)
Gordon Kerry

Monday 3 April, 1-3pm

Andy Sugg | Masterclass
The harmony of John Coltrane and its application in modern jazz improvisation today

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Andy Sugg is a leading Australian saxophonist and band leader based in Melbourne. His musical influences are eclectic and he performs in a range of styles derived from jazz and other contemporary music. Andy is also a musicologist with a long involvement in music education. He has written for The Times Literary Supplement and the International Society for Jazz Research, and has lectured at the Centro Didattico Produzione Musica (Italy), Manhattan School of Music (USA), and the World Saxophone Congress (France). His book on modern jazz, The Influence of John Coltrane on Improvising Saxophonists was praised by leading US jazz scholars. Andy was a consultant for Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, the first feature-length film of its kind, directed by John Scheinfeld (Crew Neck Productions, LA).

Due to adverse weather forecast, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thursday 13 April, 12-2pm

Christopher Park
Piano Masterclass

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Christopher Park is a Bamberg-born musician with German-Korean roots. In 2014, he was awarded the Leonard Bernstein Award at the 2014 Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and joined the ranks of noteworthy musicians such as Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili and Martin Grubinger. Notable engagements include the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, both Frankfurt and North German Radio Symphony Orchestras, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Spanish National Orchestra, Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Chambre Orchestra of Lausanne and Bamberg Symphony.

Thursday 4 May, 12-2pm

Kathryn Stott | Piano Masterclass
Jointly offered by APO Inspire and Chamber Music New Zealand

Register here.

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Born in Lancashire, Kathryn Stott studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music. A regular visitor to international festivals both as soloist and chamber musician, Kathryn has constantly performed around the world since 1978, when she was a prize-winner in the Leeds International Piano Competition. With a vast repertoire, she has maintained a keen interest in contemporary music and has had many works written especially for her. In particular, her close musical relationship with the composer Graham Fitkin has led to 7 World premieres. Kathryn is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, holds the position of International Chair at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and joined the piano faculty of the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo in 2016.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Friday 5 May, 2.30-4pm

Gareth Farr
Composition Workshop

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Born in Wellington, Gareth Farr began his studies in composition and percussion at the University of Auckland in 1986. The experience of hearing a visiting gamelan orchestra in 1988 prompted his return to Wellington to attend Victoria University, where the characteristic rhythms and textures of the Indonesian gamelan rapidly became the hallmarks of his own composition. Since then, he has collaborated with internationally acclaimed artists and maintains an impressive career as a composer, performer and educator. Gareth was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to music and entertainment in 2006 and is the recipient of the 2010 NZ Arts Laureate Award and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from The University of Auckland.

Friday 19 May, 12.30-2.30pm

Stefan Dohr | Horn Masterclass
APO Inspire Programme

Register here.

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Stefan Dohr studied in Essen and Cologne and started his professional career at the age of 19 as Principal Horn of the Frankfurt Opera. He held the same position with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and Deutschen-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He has been Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic since 1993. As a soloist, Stefan has worked with many celebrated conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, Bernhard Haitink, Christian Thielemann and Claudio Abbado. A sought-after chamber musician, Stefan appears regularly in international chamber music festivals and is invited to give masterclasses throughout the world.

Sunday 21 May, 10am-12pm

Michael Houstoun | Piano Masterclasses
IRMT Auckland

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Celebrated pianist Michael Houstoun leads an exciting weekend of piano music, in collaboration with IRMT Auckland. For a full list of events, click here.

Michael's International competition successes include the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (third place) in 1973, the Leeds Competition (fourth prize) in 1975, and the Tchaikowsky Competition (sixth prize) in 1982. Michael won the Turnovsky Prize in 1982, received an honorary doctorate in literature from Massey University in 1999, and was made a laureate of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand in 2007. He is Patron of the Nelson School of Music, the Regent on Broadway Theatre in Palmerston North, the Piano Tuners and Technicians Guild of New Zealand, the New Zealand Music Examinations Board and the Kerikeri National Piano Competition.

Friday 9 June, 4.30-6.30pm

Ari Hoenig and Nitai Hershkovits
Jazz Masterclass

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Born in Philadelphia, Ari Hoenig is an award-winning drummer and jazz educator. He attended the University of North Texas where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the “One O’Clock” Lab Band, and the William Patterson College in New Jersey. Since then, he has performed with Shirley Scott, Chris Potter Underground, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Herbie Hancock, Toots Thielemans, and Dave Holland, among many others. In 2013, Ari won the prestigious BMW Welt (World) award in Munich, an international competition for best band led by a drummer. Ari is on faculty at New York University and the New School for Social Research in New York. He gives clinics and lectures at music schools and universities worldwide, and writes a regular educational column for Modern Drummer magazine.

Wednesday 14 June, 1-3pm

Vivian Sessoms
Jazz/Voice Masterclass

Room 306, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

For Vivian Sessoms, a life surrounded by music have ingrained the passion and the power of music in her. Born and raised in Harlem, Vivian, whose mother was a session/jingle-singer, and whose father was a flautist/percussionist (who's played with the likes of James Brown), learned the wonder of music at a young age. At age nine, she began working on television and radio voice overs, and made the rounds of auditions for various Broadway plays. Around the age of 16, Vivian began composing her own songs, following in the footsteps of her musician parents. Over her career, she has collaborated with acclaimed musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto, Manu Katche, Victor Bailey and Darryl Jones, and has performed with P. Diddy, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, Sinead O Connor, and Stevie Wonder. 

Friday 28 July, 2.30-5pm

Composition Workshop
NZTrio

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

NZTrio have captivated music-lovers throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, South America, the USA, Europe and Scandinavia. Recent international highlights include a jazz vs. classical collaboration at Australia’s 2015 Darwin Festival and an 8th return tour to China, celebrating the life and controversial musical voice of late Kiwi composer Jack Body. NZTrio is strongly committed to new commissions by both leading and emerging composers from home and abroad. This, plus a secondary schools programme and a new NZTrio Composing Competition for tertiary students, makes NZTrio a driving force in the New Zealand music industry.

Monday 31 July, 1-3pm

Siobhan Stagg | Voice Masterclass
APO Inspire Programme

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Please register here.

Since joining the Deutsche Oper Berlin as a young artist in 2013/14, Siobhan Stagg has made a string of important international debuts, with operatic engagements at the Salzburg Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Grand Theatre de Geneve and Royal Opera House, London. Siobhan is increasingly in demand as an opera and concert artist, working with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young, Donald Runnicles, Jeremie Rhorer, Christian Curnyn, Stephen Layton and Kent Nagano.

Tuesday 15 August, 1-3.30pm

George Garzone | Jazz Masterclass
Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

This event is proudly in collaboration with Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa.

George Garzone is a well-known, sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the renowned Berklee College of Music. He has previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Northeastern University and the New School University. A pioneer of the triadic chromatic approach, George's students include Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

Friday 22 September, 1-3.30pm

Our Voice | Composition Workshop
APO Inspire Programme

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Hall
427 Dominion Road, Mt Eden

Please register here.

An opportunity for composers to workshop their music with the full orchestra. The orchestra read through the new pieces with the performers, conductor and Composer-in-Residence, offering feedback and advice. This year's participants from the School of Music are current composition students, Alex Alford, Julia Francis, and Richard Francis, joined by both the winner and the runner-up of the APO Secondary Schools Composition Competition.

This event is part of the School of Music Festival.

Wednesday 27 September, 7.30-9.30pm

David Fray | Piano Masterclass
APO Inspire Programme

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Please register here.

Described as “Perhaps the most inspired, certainly the most original Bach player of his generation”David Fray maintains an active career as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He has collaborated with leading orchestras and conductors such as Marin Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Paavo Järvi, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Jaap van Zweden, among others. Orchestral highlights in Europe have included performances with the London Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, Bayerische Rundfunk, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala and Orchestre National de France.

David Fray is an exclusive Erato/Warner Classics recording artist and is represented by IMG Artists.

This event is part of the School of Music Festival.

Thursday 28 September, 12-2pm

Jamie Oehlers & Tal Cohen | Jazz Masterclass
Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

This event is proudly in collaboration with Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa.

Australian jazz saxophonist Jamie Oehlers and US based pianist Tal Cohen have performed together now for over ten years, building a rapport that allows for an almost mysterious synchronicity. Jamie has long been one of Australia’s most recognised jazz artists, having won the World Saxophone Competition in 2004, as well as Australian Jazz Bell Awards for Best Jazz Album and Jazz Artist of the Year. Israeli-born Tal Cohen moved to the US from Australia a few years ago, and has already become a regular with artists such as Greg Osby and Terence Blanchard. Tal is the winner of the Barry Harris Piano Competition and also received the Australian Freedman Fellowship.

Friday 29 September, 2.30-5pm

Our Voice | Ensembles Workshop
APO Inspire Programme

Music Theatre, School of Music
6 Symonds Street, Auckland Central

Please register here.

This section of the APO Our Voice programme utilises various ensemble combinations to workshop new pieces for different instrumentations. Just as in the Orchestra workshop, the afternoon will develop both the pieces and the composers in a supportive, encouraging environment.

This event is part of the School of Music Festival.