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The Department of Music Welcomes Revered Pianist Ann Schein

Author: Noelle Elliott

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The Department of Music recently welcomed revered pianist Ann Schein for a weekend residency. In addition to a recital of Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin, she presented a masterclass during which undergraduate students Joanne Kim, Audrey Steiner, Kelvin Wu, and Zhengyi Zheng, presented works of Bach, Chopin and Liszt. Ann Schein represents a unique link to piano legends of the past, having studied with Arthur Rubinstein, Dame Myra Hess, and Mieczyslaw Munz. The wisdom of her teachers, combined with her own experiences as a multifaceted musician, shone in her very detailed and encouraging work with the students.…

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Notre Dame cellist and music major Alex Mansour earns admission to the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar

Author: Noelle Elliott

Cellist Alex Mansour '19 was selected out of an estimated 400 students who auditioned for the New York String Orchestra Seminar.

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Now celebrating its 45th season, the New York String Orchestra Seminar brings some of the nation’s most promising young musicians together for an intensive workshop culminating in a gala performance at Carnegie Hall in December. Alumni of the the Seminar have gone on to play in orchestras around the globe, taken teaching roles in conservatories, and had active careers as soloists, among them cellist Yo-Yo Ma.  Founded by legendary violinist Alexander Schneider of the Budapets String Quartet and currently led by violinist Jaime Laredo, the program offers outstanding high school and college-aged string and wind musicians the chance to work with some of today’s foremost artists. Seminar participants are introduced to a musical philosophy that emphasizes self-expression beyond technical mastery. …

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