Violin Master Class: Colin Jacobsen
March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Colin Jacobsen is a musician who draws on a range of influences. He is active as an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning soloist and a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silkroad Ensemble. For his work as a founding member of two game-changing, audience-expanding ensembles Brooklyn Rider and The Knights, Jacobsen was recently selected from among the nation’s top artists to receive a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.
Jacobsen’s work as a composer was inspired by encounters with leading exponents of non-Western traditions and by his own classical heritage, for which he was named one of the top 100 composers under 40 by NPR listeners. His writing reveals an eclectic personal voice with a “knack for spinning lines with an elasticity that sounds uncannily like improvisation” (New York Times).
He plays a Joseph Guarneri filius Andreae violin dating from 1696 and a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made in 2008.
Free of charge — open to the public to observe. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they have prepared. The results are inspiring and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in their own musical explorations.