Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hosted by Dr. Alicia Valoti Assistant Professor of Viola and the CMU Viola Studio

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Viola Day is a celebration of viola, its repertoire, its community and its people!

Events include:

  • a masterclass with guest artist Dr. Elias Goldstein
  • a masterclass for high school students with Dr. Alicia Valoti
  • rehearsal and performance of viola ensemble music
  • meet and greet of CMU's Viola Studio and School of Music facilities

Tentative Schedule for Viola Day:

​9:00 am  
​9:30-10:30 am  
​Viola Ensemble Rehearsal
​10:30-12:00 pm
​Masterclass with Dr. Elias Goldstein
12:00-1:00 pm 
--Lunch on your own--
1:00-2:00 pm
Special topics session
2:00-3:00 pm 
HS student masterclass with Dr. Alicia Valoti
3:00-3:45 pm

Viola Ensemble dress rehearsal

4:00 pm

Guest Artist Concert with Elias Goldstein​
featuring CMU Viola Ensemble

Ticket_central_maroon (2).png Tickets for the guest artist concert with Elias Goldstein are available through the Ticket Central Website 
Tickets: $3 Student/Senior | $5 Adult

Violist Elias Goldstein 

Elias-Goldstein_Carlin-Ma_8263+l+wm+resized+for+social.jpgSecond Prize Winner of the 2015 Primrose Competition, prize winner if the Lionel Tertis International Competition, second prize winner at the Bashmet International Viola Competition, violist Elias Goldstein has performed all over the world. Important venues in North America include the Kennedy Center, Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall, Place des Arts - Montreal, and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall where he was the first violist to perform all 24 Caprices by Paganini, programming them for his debut in 2016. He regularly performs in Europe – notably atConcertgebouw in Amsterdam, George Enescu Philharmonic, MusikiitaloHelsinki, and can be heard frequently on Classical King FM and WFMT Chicago as well as on the Naxos and Centaur.

Among his notable collaborations include the Pro Arte and Cavani Quartets, concerts with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, and recitals with Andrei Ionita, Nobuko Imai, to name but a few. He is the founder of the Logos quartet and performs with pianist Angela Draghicescu, touring extensively in Asia, Europe and in the United States. For the upcoming season 2018-2019, Mr Goldstein has been invited to perform for William Bolcom’s 80th anniversary concert at Merkin Hall, and a world tour for his upcoming release Melanconico featuring works by Schumann, Clara and Enescu.

Professor of Viola, Dr. Alicia Valoti

alicia.jpg Alicia Marie Valoti has held an internationally fruitful music career as a young violist. Beginning as a pianist at Indiana University Bloomington, she eventually came to study the viola and later completed a performance degree at McGill University in Montréal. Following her time in Canada, Dr. Valoti continued her studies of viola and chamber music in Italy at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, the Scuola APM di Saluzzo and the Conservatory of Florence “Luigi Cherubini”, where she received a Master’s degree in viola performance with the highest honors as well as a Performance Diploma in Viola and Chamber Music. Her residency in Europe allowed for much experience as an orchestral player, and Ms. Valoti consequently served as principal and in section orchestral positions, also completing tours in places such as Italy, Egypt, Montecarlo, and Switzerland. As a chamber musician, she participated in competitions and recitals throughout Italy and Europe​.

Alexander Technique with Elinore Morin

Elinore Morin has been an internationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1986.   She is a senior teaching member of both the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique in London and the American Society for the Alexander Technique.

Elinore maintains a lively private teaching practice in East Lansing, Michigan, working with people from all walks of life to enhance their well-being.  She is a faculty member of the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Music's Wellness Team and is a frequent guest lecturer on the Alexander Technique throughout the United States.   In addition to maintaining an active teaching practice, Elinore is also an invited teacher on several Teacher Training programs.

In addition to her Alexander Technique teaching credentials, Elinore holds the BA degree in Philosophy and Viola from Oberlin (Ohio) College and Conservatory, as well as an MM degree in Viola Performance from Michigan State University. A professional orchestral violist and accomplished vocalist, Elinore applies particular insight into teaching the Alexander Technique to musicians.