Masterclass Chamber Music: Jonathan Brown (Cuarteto Casals)

10th October in Studio 3

11:30‐13:00 Pelargos Quartet - Borodin Quartet 2nd and 3rd movement
13:00‐14:00 String Quartet (Robin/Stijn/Esther/Falou)- Haydn String Quartet op33 nr3
14:00‐15:30 break
15:30‐17:00 RaVa piano duo L. Van Beethoven - Sonata for piano and violin Op.12 - No. 2 in A‐major: I. Allegro vivace
17:30‐19:00 Armonia Quartet - Dvorak String Quartet op 51 1st mvt

11th October in M610

10:00‐11:30 String Quartet - Schubert String Quartet in g Ipek/Placida/Christina/Matyas 2nd movement
11:30‐13:00 Azalaïs Quartet - Rosy Wertheim Quartet
14:00‐15:30 Azalaïs Quartet - Rosy Wertheim Quartet
15:30‐17:00 Studio 2 Percussion Duo - Alborada del gracioso ‐ Maurice Ravel, arranged for two marimbas, Musical Pictures ‐ Zsaba Zoltan Marjam (if time)

Founded in 1997 at the Escuela Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Cuarteto Casals celebrated its 20th anniversary season with an especially ambitious, multi-year project: a six-concert series of the complete Beethoven quartets, accompanied by six commissioned works from composers of its generation, performed in cities throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America including London, Vienna, Berlin and Tokyo. Highlights of coming seasons include cycles of the complete late Mozart quartets as well as projects focusing on Hungarian composers Bartók, Ligeti and Kurtág.

Born in Chicago in 1974, Jonathan Brown began his musical studies at the age of four, and later began playing the viola in chamber music ensembles. He studied with Heidi Castleman, Martha Strongin Katz and Victoria Chiang, before receiving his Masters Degree from the Juilliard School with Karen Tuttle.

Upon receiving a Beebe Grant for Musicians, Jonathan moved to Salzburg where he studied at The Universität Mozarteum with Thomas Riebl and Veronika Hagen. He participated in masterclasses with Diemut Poppen, Sylvia Rosenberg and Donald Weilerstein and has been profoundly influenced by his lessons with Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág.

In 2002 Jonathan joined the Cuarteto Casals, with whom he has regularly appeared in the most important concert halls and festivals around the world. The quartet records exlusively for Harmonia Mundi, for whom they have recorded extensively covering a wide range of repertoire from Boccherini to Kurtág.

Jonathan has also been a featured guest of other chamber music ensembles, including the Tokyo, Kuss, Miro, Quiroga and Zemlinsky Quartets and the Kandinsky Trio. A dedicated performer of new music, Jonathan is a fouding member of Funktion and has often appeared as soloist with BCN216, performing works of Morton Feldman and Luciano Berio. He is currently professor of viola and chamber music at ESMUC in Barcelona and assistant professor of viola at the Escuela Reina Sofía in Madrid, and is frequently invited to give masterclasses throughout Europe and America.

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Date

Thu 10 October 2019 11.30 - 19:00

Location

Studio 3, KC

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Entrance fee

Free

Date

Fri 11 October 2019 10.00 - 17:00

Location

M610, Studio 2 KC

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Entrance fee

Free