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Saturday, March 23, 7:30PM | Viola Masterclass
Viola Masterclass with Philip Ying
7:30PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

Phillip Ying, as violist of the Ying Quartet, performs regularly across the United States, Europe and Asia. During summers, he has performed at the Marlboro, Seattle, Tanglewood, Caramoor, Norfolk, Aspen, Colorado, Bowdoin, Skaneateles and Montana summer music festivals. He recently won a Grammy award for his work with the Ying and Turtle Island String Quartets.

Mr. Ying is an Assistant Professor of Viola and an Associate Professor of Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. Since 2001, the Ying Quartet has also been named the Blodgett ensemble in residence at Harvard University. In addition, Mr. Ying currently serves as President of Chamber Music America, a national service organization for chamber music ensembles, presenters and artist managers, and has been published by Chamber Music magazine. He received his education at Harvard University, the New England Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music, and has studied principally with Martha Katz, Walter Trampler, and Roland Vamos.

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Sunday, March 31, 9:30AM | Cello Masterclass
Cello Masterclass with Pablo Ferrández
9:30AM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

Pablo Ferrández has turned into a cello phenomenon and one of the most in-demand instrumentalists of his generation. His debut album under SONY Classical, “Reflections”, released in 2021, was highly acclaimed by the critics and praised with the Opus Klassik Award. In Fall 2022 Pablo Ferrández released his second album, which comprised the Brahms Double Concerto, performed with Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Czech Philharmonic under M. Honeck, as well as Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio, performed with Ms. Mutter and Lambert Orkis, also receiving rave reviews.

Born in Madrid in 1991, in a family of musicians, Pablo Ferrández joined the prestigious Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía when he was 13 to study with Natalia Shakhovskaya. After that he completed his studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson and became scholar of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.

Mr. Ferrández plays the Stradivarius “Archinto” 1689, on a generous life-long loan.

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Tuesday, April 2, 7:30PM | Cello Recital
Cello Recital with Leland Ko
7:30PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

A cellist of Chinese-Canadian descent, born and raised in the Boston area, Leland has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues across America’s east coast, such as Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York, and Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and Sanders Theatre in Boston, as well as internationally in Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Israel, and Spain. Violinist Itzhak Perlman has described Leland as someone that “plays with the beauty of sound and subtlety that we don’t often encounter in a cellist of his age,” someone who is “a musician who willingly considers all aspects of music.” Leland was named a recipient of the Presidential Scholar Award at New England Conservatory for 2022-2024 and the Spark Fund from The Joy of Music Inc., and was a Young Artist in Residence for American Public Media’s radio program Performance Today in 2023.

Leland was a long-time student of Ronald Lowry and Paul Katz before attending Princeton University, where he graduated with an A.B. in German Literature. He went on to complete an M.M. at The Juilliard School under the teaching of Minhye Clara Kim, Timothy Eddy, and Natasha Brofsky, and is currently an Artist Diploma candidate at the New England Conservatory under guidance of Yeesun Kim and Donald Weilerstein.

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Sunday, April 14, 2:30PM | Masterclass and Recital
Violin Masterclass and Recital with David Halen
2:30PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, is professor of violin in the Department of Strings at the University of Michigan. He joined the SLS in 1991 and was named concertmaster in September 1995, serving under music directors Leonard Slatkin, the late Hans Vonk and, currently, David Robertson. He has soloed with the orchestra in many of the major concerti in the violin repertoire and has also soloed with the Houston, San Francisco and West German Radio (Cologne) Symphonies. Prior to joining the SLS, Halen was assistant concertmaster with the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Bellevue, Ohio, Halen grew up in Warrensburg, Missouri. His father, the late Walter J. Halen, was also his violin professor at Central Missouri State University, where Halen earned his bachelor’s degree at 19. In that same year, he was granted a Fulbright scholarship for study with Wolfgang Marschner at the Freiburg Hochschule für Musik in Germany, the youngest recipient ever to have been honored with this prestigious award.

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Saturday, May 4, 7:00PM | Viola Masterclass and Recital
Viola Masterclass and Recital with Paul Laraia
7:00PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

First Prize winner of the 13th Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, 1st Prize winner of the 14th National Sphinx Competition, and Gold Medalist with High Distinction at the 5th Manhattan International Music Competition, violist Paul Laraia has established an international career performing as soloist and chamber musician. Acclaimed by the Strad for his “eloquent” and “vibrant” playing, Paul has been soloist with major orchestras such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Filharmonica de Bogata, New Jersey Symphony, Nashville Symphony, New Haven Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Sphinx Virtuosi, and has been featured soloist at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Shalin Lui Performance Center in Rockport MA, the 40th International Viola Congress, the Kennedy Center in DC. As of 2023 Paul has joined the faculty of the Boston Conservatory at the Berklee School of Music.

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Friday, September 27, 7:30PM | Viola Masterclass and Recital
Viola Masterclass and Recital with Carol Rodland
7:30PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

Carol Rodland enjoys a multi-faceted international career as a concert and recording artist and teacher. First prize winner of the Washington International Competition and the Universal Editions Prize winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, she made her solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra as a teenager. Ms. Rodland performs regularly with her sister Catherine as the Rodland Duo, and with pianists Marcantonio Barone and Tatevik Mokatsian.

Ms. Rodland is Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at the Juilliard School and has previously held professorships at the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Hochschule fuer Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. She is also an Artist-Faculty member at the Perlman Music Program, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Karen Tuttle Coordination Workshop. In 2009 she founded “If Music Be the Food…” Benefit Concerts, a fully volunteer community endeavor which raises awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music. (www.carolrodland.com and www.ifmusicbethefood.com)

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Sunday, October 27, 7:00PM | Cello Masterclass
Cello Masterclass with Natasha Brofsky
7:00PM
Carriage House Violins Boston Showroom
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02115-4702

Natasha Brofsky is cellist of the Naumburg Award-winning Peabody Trio, which has performed on leading chamber music series throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.. The trio has been heard on numerous radio broadcasts, and has recorded on the New World, CRI, and Artek labels. She has performed as a guest artist with numerous ensembles, including the Takacs, Prazak, Cassatt, Norwegian, Jupiter, Ying, and Borromeo quartets. Brofsky has held principal positions in the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra under Iona Brown. She was also a member of the Serapion Ensemble, performing with the group in Germany and Austria, and the string trio Opus 3, which performed throughout Norway.

She has given master classes at many schools, including San Francisco Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, and Boston University. She has taught at Barratt-Due’s Institute in Oslo and at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Heifetz Institute. She has been on the faculties of the Yellow Barn Festival (Vermont) since 2001 and the New England Conservatory since 2004.

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