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2009 Starling-Delay, day four: More pictures from New York

May 30, 2009 at 5:30 AM

What a wonderful day at the Juilliard Symposium!

We heard University of Texas professor Robert Duke lecture on the nature of the brain and the messiness of learning. We played the first movement of the Barber Concerto, with the charismatic and music-loving violinist and pedagogue Brian Lewis narrating. And we saw an entire masterclass devoted to orchestral excerpts, given by David Kim, with the young artists at the symposium.

And you will hear all about it in the coming week, as I post the articles. Meanwhile, I give you a few more pictures of the symposium, and of New York.

What's more fun than talking shop with other violin teachers, students and performers from around the country? Here are a few of us at the cafeteria at Juilliard:

V.commie Ian Salmon of Ithaca, New York, Laurie and Atticus Mulkey of Rogers, Ark.

I'm attending the symposium with a fellow teacher from Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena, Lauren Deutsch. We had a few dance students take an artsy picture of us, outside Alice Tully Hall:

I discovered that one of my suite-mates, Stephanie Sims Flack, of Alexandria, Virginia, took violin lessons from Henryk Kowalski at Indiana University at the same time as I did, but we also sat in the same arts journalism class there. Small world! Here we are, also by Alice Tully Hall.

This young artist, MariƩ Rossano of Bellevue, Washington, has been wowing us all week, with Shostakovich, Korngold, Waxman Carmen Fantasie, wow!

This evening violinist Chee-Yun Kim gave a recital with the Kreutzer Sonata, the Bach Chaconne, Messiaen, and Saint-Saens. What a pleasure to hear her play, and tomorrow we will see her teach a masterclass!

When the day was over, I needed New York cheesecake. And, pickles! And don't shoot me for being a tourist, I went to the Carnegie Deli.

And while we were so close, we had to walk over to Times Square and at least snap a picture, so here I am, with Keenan Fletcher of Marble Falls, Texas, Lucas Carter of Lubbock, Texas and Lauren Deutsch of Pasadena, Calif.

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 11:02 AM


I am shocked...our well-respected leader and editor of blatantly involved in cheesecake photography


From E. Smith
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Lol, Sam.

From Ruth Kuefler
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Atticus?? I didn't know you were up at the Symposium! It's so fun to see familiar faces on here in your pictures Laurie. When I saw that one in the other blog with Brian Lewis and Paul Kantor, I had to smile. It brought back so many fond memories of summer lessons with them. :)

From Wiebke Nazareth
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Cheesecake? The pickles are more scandalous... :-) 

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on May 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM

That is the bigges piece of cheese cake I've ever seen.  I'll bet it tasted really good with the pickle.

I'm glad you're having so much fan.  Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

From Laurie Niles
Posted on May 31, 2009 at 3:49 AM

The cheesecake was fantastic. And so was all the company at the Juilliard Symposium, great to meet so many people in person!

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