Mini-conference with Paul Katz and the Omer Quartet (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Mini-conference with Paul Katz and the Omer Quartet (ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED)

Title: The Legacy of Teaching Strings- “How do we learn? How do we teach? How do we pass it on?”


When: April 14, 3:00 to 7:00

ASTA annual meeting: 3:00-3:30

Event: 3:30-6:45. For all string teachers and students. Members of the Public are welcome to attend the event. Registration also includes light refreshments

Where: Blackbox Theatre at Strathmore (The floor above Levine Music)

The Legacy of Teaching: How do we learn? How do we teach? How do we pass it on?” This is a theme central to Mr. Katz’s movie, Talent Has Hunger, an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance and propel lives.

As a member of the Cleveland Quartet, Paul Katz performed at the White House and on many mainstream television shows. Katz has received many prestigious awards and honors, including the American String Teacher’s Association “Artist-Teacher of the Year, 2003.  Katz’s numerous recordings as soloist and with The Cleveland Quartet have garnered 11 Grammy nominations, Grammy Awards for Best Chamber Music Recording and Best Recorded Contemporary Composition in 1996, and “Best of the Year” awards from Time magazine and Stereo Review. In 2011, declaring that “our art is passed from one generation to the next, not by books but by mentoring,” Katz launched CelloBello, a website designed to connect cellists of all ages and performance levels. Katz is a passionate spokesperson for chamber music the world over, and served for six years as President of Chamber Music America. In September of 2001, Paul Katz joined the New England Conservatory faculty, following five years at Rice University in Houston, and twenty years of teaching at the Eastman School of Music.

Joining Mr. Katz will be the Omer Quartet, 2017 First Prize winners of the Young Concerts Artists International Auditions and former students of Mr. Katz. The Omer Quartet has performed with internationally
renowned artists such as Clive Greensmith, Eugene Drucker, Cho-Liang Lin, the Assad Brothers and the Borromeo String Quartet. The Quartet is currently the Doctoral Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at
the University of Maryland and is the 2018-19 Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Caramoor Center for Music and Arts. The event will also feature a masterclass with talented young string
ensembles from Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras.

ASTA MD/DC Chapter greatly appreciates MCYO’s generous sponsorship of this event!

All Participants must register: ASTA Members, students of ASTA members and MCYO students, $0 online. At the door, $5.

Parents and Non-members, online, $15: Parents and Non-members, at the door, $20

This event is sponsored by Strathmore and MCYO.

*Registration and attendance at or participation in the ASTA Mini-Conference and constitutes as agreement to ASTA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the individual’s image, likeness, or voice in photographs, video tapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities for promotional purposes.

  • April 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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