Master Classes

The Department of Music, often in association with Duke Performances, offers several master classes each year with renowned performers and composers. Past master classes have included Leon Fleisher, Horszowski Trio, James MacMillan, and Gabriel Richard.

Master classes are free to attend and are open to all members of the community who would like to observe.

Upcoming Master Classes

Cello Master Class with Ismar Gomes
Fri, Feb 23, 4:00 PM
Biddle 19, Bone Hall

Award-winning cellist Ismar Gomes has performed internationally as a chamber musician, and soloist. Hailed for his "impressive virtuosity, energy, and a handsome tonal range" (Berkshire Review), he has established himself as a captivating young artist, delivering exciting and innovative...

Piano Master Class with Shai Wosner
Fri, Feb 23, 5:00 PM
Baldwin Auditorium

Over the last decade, the brilliant Israeli-born, New York-based pianist Shai Wosner has earned spots as a soloist with the world's top orchestras, a coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, laurels from The New York Times and the BBC, and collaborations with some of the world's brightest young...

Cello Master Class with Caroline Stinson
Tue, Feb 27, 4:30 PM
Biddle 19, Bone Hall

Canadian cellist Caroline Stinson performs widely as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and has appeared at Zankel Hall, Gardner Museum and the Smithsonian; the Koelner Philharmonie, Lucerne Festival and Cité de la Musique in Europe, and the Centennial Centre in Canada. In recent seasons...

Cello Master Class with Jamie Clark
Wed, Mar 07, 4:00 PM
Biddle 19, Bone Hall

Jamie Clark is currently pursuing her DMA degree at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She received the Presser Foundation's Graduate Music Award at the New England Conservatory in 2016. She has participated in a variety of music festivals including Thy Chamber Music Festival,...

Voice Master Class with Jake and Jill Gardner
Tue, Mar 20, 5:00 PM
Biddle 19 (Bone Hall)

Bass-baritone Jake Gardner is one of the opera world's most sought-after singing actors. Having sung a decade as principal baritone with Oper der Stadt Köln under the baton of James Conlon, his long and distinguished career has included performances with such notable companies as Wiener...

Chamber Music Master Class with Bird's Eye Trio
Tue, Apr 03, 5:00 PM
East Duke 201 (Nelson Music Room)

Bird's Eye Trio brings together three of the brightest young string talents in the field: violinist Jennifer Curtis, violist Ayane Kozasa, and cellist Paul Wiancko. Jennifer Curtis teaches violin and improvisation at Duke, and is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and...