October 24, 2008
Violinist Leila Josefowicz to visit the Community Music School of Webster University
World renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz will lead a Master Class for CMS Preparatory Program students. The students will perform and be coached by Ms. Josefowicz. Students, teachers, and those with a general interest in music are invited to observe.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1994 and has since appeared with many of the world's most prestigious orchestras and eminent conductors. A regular, close collaborator of leading composers of the day, she is a strong advocate of new music -- a characteristic which is reflected in her diverse programs and her enthusiasm for premiering new works. In recognition of her passionate advocacy and genuine commitment to the music of today, Ms. Josefowicz was awarded a 2008 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards "unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."
A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1994 as well as a 2007 United States Artists Cummings Fellowship, Leila Josefowicz is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Jaime Laredo and Jascha Brodsky.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Community Music School of Webster University
535 Garden Avenue
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Free and open to the public
For More Information:
Call 314-246-4448 or 314-968-5939.
The Community Music School of Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. The Community Music School receives assistance from the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and the Regional Arts Commission.
Webster Groves, West County at Faust Park, and Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club