The 2017 Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies begins Tuesday at Juilliard

May 28, 2017, 10:44 AM · New York, here we come! Be sure to check in at this week, when editor Laurie Niles will join violinists and teachers from all over the world at the The Juilliard School's Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies, which begins on Tuesday and runs through Saturday.

The Symposium is a biennial celebration of violin performance and teaching, featuring five days of master classes, recitals, lectures, and pedagogy sessions, all at The Juilliard School.

Highlights this year include master classes with Donald Weilerstein, Joan Kwuon, Stephanie Chase, Shmuel Ashkenasi, and Paul Kantor.

Symposium 2017 lineup

Pedagogy classes will feature various topics with Brian Lewis; Paganini Caprices with Kurt Sassmannshaus; personality and motivation with Susan Crook; and Beethoven with Nicholas Kitchen.

Nightly recitals and daily master classes will feature student artists from around the world: Jiyee Ahn, 13, Austin; Maya Anjali Buchanan, 17, Rapid City, S.D.; Hannah Cho, 22, New York; Elli Choi, 15, N.J.; Marley Erickson, 14, Wash.; Elena Kawazu, 19, Zurich, Switzerland; Gregory Lewis, 20,Ontario, Canada; Haeun Moon,15, Tex.; Kenneth Naito, 17, Md.; Enrique Rodrigues, 15, N.J.; Strauss Shi, 21, San Francisco; and Takumi Taguchi, 16, Wash. Other recitals include violinist Areta Zhulla and pianist Euntaek Kim on Tuesday; and Sirena Huang with pianist Eduard Laurel on Friday, both at 7 p.m. in Paul Hall.

Check in with next week, as well as the following week, for daily coverage of these events. Articles will appear on Laurie Niles' blog and on our official Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard page, which contains both past and present articles on the symposium.

Hosted by The Juilliard School, the symposium is part of the Starling-DeLay Institute of Violin Studies, made possible through support from the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. It dedicated to continuing the legacy of violin teacher Dorothy DeLay, whose many students included Itzhak Perlman, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Shlomo Mintz, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and Brian Lewis, symposium artistic director.

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May 29, 2017 at 12:16 AM · I was in a masterclass with Stephanie Chase a few years ago at a different summer program. She is such a great artist, fantastic teacher, and very nice person. Laurie, I am sure you will love her masterclass. And thank you for bringing us all this great coverage.

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