Master Class

Ann Li in Saturday's Master Class with Christopher Guzman

Ann Li in Saturday’s Master Class with Christopher Guzman

On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, our guest judge will give master classes for all the participating finalists.  A Master class, first invented by the great pianist and composer Franz Liszt, is a rare and rewarding opportunity for both students and spectators alike, as the master artist listens to each student play a selection from their repertoire, and then offers advice on how to improve their performance, sometimes including anecdotes about the composer, and demonstrations of how to play certain passages.  Elements such as the finer details of attack, tone, phrasing, and overall shape will be covered in such a way that allows all the finalists to benefit. Everyone is welcome to attend this chance to dig deeply into the music and explore what makes it great.

 

 

 

2017 Schedule of Master Classes

Daniel Che in the Master Class with Christopher Guzman

Daniel Che in the Master Class with Christopher Guzman

Saturday, April 1

2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 2

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.