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Masterclasses

Elgin Symphony Orchestra is proud to feature two internationally renowned guest artists for our 2017-18 Season! We are honored to have these classes sponsored by S. E. Ainsworth & Family.

Students interested in performing at any of these masterclasses may fill out the form. If you have any questions about the ESO Masterclasses, please contact the Education Manager, Wendy Evans.


Jennifer Frautschi, Violin

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 am
Gail Borden Public Library, Meadows Community Rooms

Applications due: October 1, 2017
Please fill out the form. 

Two-time GRAMMY nominee and Avery Fisher career grant recipient Jennifer Frautschi has garnered worldwide acclaim as an adventurous musician with a remarkably wide-ranging repertoire. As the Chicago Tribune noted, “violinist Jennifer Frautschi is molding a career with smart interpretations of both warhorses and rarities.”

For more information, please visit this artist’s website.



Thomas Mesa, Cello

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 am
Gail Borden Public Library, Meadows Community Rooms

Applications due: February 26, 2018
Please fill out the form.

Thomas Mesa, Cuban-American cellist, is quickly establishing himself as one of the most charismatic and versatile performers of his generation with a wide variety of solo engagements across the United States. Thomas is a Winner of the Astral Artists Auditions (2017), the Sphinx Competition (2016), Thaviu Competition for String Performance (2013), and the Alhambra Orchestra Concerto Competition (2006).

For more information, please visit this artist’s website.

 

Masterclass Sponsors

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