Masterclasses

Birchbrook House at Burr and Burton, 70 Williams Street, Manchester Vermont
Admission $10 at the door

Masterclasses allow the audience to experience firsthand how chamber music is refined and brought to a whole new level. A visiting artist or faculty member will work with student groups, offering insights on interpretation and style.


Tuesday, June 27, 2–4pm: Sharon Robinson, cello

Grammy-nominated cellist Sharon Robinson is recognized worldwide as a consummate artist and one of the most outstanding musicians of our time. Ms. Robinson is an Artist Teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Musicand divides her time between teaching, solo engagements, performing with her husband, violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo, and touring with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. Critics, audiences and fellow musicians respond to what the Indianapolis Star has called "A cellist who has simply been given the soul of Caruso.


Tuesday, July 11, 3–5pm: Carmit Zori, violin

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Carmit Zori, violinist and artistic director of Brooklyn Chamber Music Society, is an international soloist and prominent chamber music performer who has collaborated with many of the world's finest musicians. Winner of the Leventritt and Pro Musicis Awards, she has toured internationally with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and with Musicians from Marlboro. Ms. Zori has participated in music festivals on three continents, and can be heard in recordings on Arabesque, Koch International, and Nonesuch. She is professor of violin at Rutgers University and at SUNY Purchase, where she also serves on the chamber music faculty.