Guest Artists & Master Classes

Sophie Shao, Cellist

Transfigurations: Cellist Sophie Shao and Friends


8:00 PM — 10:00 PM

UConn cello professor Sophie Shao performs a program of remarkable sextets with chamber music legends Jennifer Frautschi and Zachary DePue, violins; Che-Yen Chen and Paul Neubauer, violas; and Fred Sherry, cello. The program includes fantasias by Orlando Gibbons, Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, and Johannes Brahms’s Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18.

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Shai Wosner, Pianist

Shai Wosner, Piano Masterclass and Heilig Concert

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2019

1:25pm Masterclass

8pm Heilig Concert

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity, and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire—from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and the music of today—reflect a degree of virtuosity and intellectual curiosity that has made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who note his “keen musical mind and deep musical soul” (NPR’s All Things Considered).

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UConn Piano Day 2019


12pm – 10:30pm

Renowned pianists Jerome Lowenthal and Ursula Oppens join piano professors Angelina Gadeliya and Earl MacDonald for UConn’s annual Piano Day. Activities include a master class for classical pianists with Mr. Lowenthal, a workshop for jazz pianists with Prof. MacDonald, a panel discussion on teaching in the private studio, and a recital with Mr. Lowenthal and Ms. Oppens at 8 pm.

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