Master Class Series

Located in Tharp Rehearsal Hall from 10AM-12PM - unless otherwise noted.

Series Schedule

Ransom Wilson, flute

Sat. Sept. 30: The distinguished flutist, a longtime faculty member at Yale, shares his lifetime of experience with Emory's young flutists.

Ransom Wilson

David Coucheron, violin

Tues. Oct. 3, 4:30-6:30pm: Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, David Coucheron, leads an orchestral strings masterclass for students in the Emory University Symphony Orchestra.

David Coucheron

Yuriy Bekker, violin

Sat. Oct. 21: Artistic Director and Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony, violinist Yuriy Bekker is on the faculty of the College of Charleston and the Gingold Chamber Music Festival.

Yuriy Bekker

Adam Frey, euphonium

Sat. Nov. 4: One of the elite brass soloists in the world, Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and advocate for live music. Adam has soloed with orchestras and bands the world over and taught at most of the major Music Schools and Conservatories.

Adam Frey

Ying Huang, piano

Sat. Dec. 2: Dr. Ying Huang is the 1st Prize Winner of the Premio Brasil International Piano Competition, the Boca Symphonic Scholarship Competition, and the National Society of Arts and Letters Competition among many other awards.

Ying Huang

Matt Herskowitz, piano

Sat. Jan. 27: Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music.

Matt Herskowitz

Vijay Venkatesh, piano

Sat. Feb. 10: Vijay Venkatesh has rapidly established a major international reputation as top prizewinner in the San Jose, Seattle, Zimmerli, World Piano, and Waring International Piano Competitions. Recent and upcoming concerto highlights include performances with Columbus Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, Redlands Symphony, Bangor Symphony, and more.

Vijay Venkatesh

Bertrand Giraud, piano

Sat. Mar. 2: Recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and esteemed chamber musician, French pianist Bertrand Giraud is based in Paris and performs and gives masterclasses around the world.

Bertrand Giraud

Juilliard String Quartet

Sat. Apr. 13: One of the world's great Quartets coaches student Quartets from the Vega Quartet's chamber music program at Emory.


Zuill Bailey, cello

Sat. Apr. 20: Zuill Bailey is a Grammy Award-winning American cellist, chamber musician, and artistic director. A graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the Juilliard School, he has appeared with major orchestras internationally. He is a professor of cello at the University of Texas at El Paso. Bailey has an exclusive international recording contract with the Telarc label.

Zuill Bailey