Sunday, February 17, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Alicia Valoti Assistant Professor of Viola and the CMU Viola Studio
Viola Day is a celebration of viola, its repertoire, its community and its people!
- 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:
|9:30-10:30 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|
|Viola Ensemble dress rehearsal|
|Guest Artist Concert with Elias Goldstein|
featuring CMU Viola Ensemble
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
Second 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 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.