On October 21, 2020, Duke violin students participated in a virtual masterclass with Arnaud Sussman, presented in association with Duke Performances.
While Sussman joined in via Zoom, students presented socially-distanced performances in the Nelson Music Room. Although they were spread throughout the hall, the Nelson Music Room provides an intimacy that allowed all the students, participants and observers, to be engaged in the experience.
In these photos, Lauren Cao plays the third movement (Rondo: Allegro) from Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61. Allen Zhang also performed two movements from JS Bach's Partita #2 and Charlie Todd performed the first movement of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
Arnaud Sussman participated in a virtual Chamber Arts concert for Duke Performances on Oct. 17, performing the Brahms Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, op. 25, no. 1 with David Finckel (cello) and Wu Han (piano), directors of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Paul Neubauer (viola).