HSU Violin Master Class

HSU Violin Master Class

By Heath Perkin - Media Relations

 

 

 

On September 17th, the Abilene Philharmonic in conjunction with the Hardin-Simmons University School of Music and Fine Arts presents a master class highlighting violinist, Michael Shih. The event is located on the campus of Hardin-Simmons in the Woodward-Dellis recital hall. Showcasing the local talent of Abilene, students are given the opportunity to perform for this highly acclaimed violinist. The master class is from 3:00 – 4:30pm, and is free to the public.Violinist Michael Shih, concertmaster of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 2001, has performed throughout America and around the world. A United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, he was a winner in the Naumburg Violin Competition and Artists International’s Auditions, which led to his New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 1992. {{more}} He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl, the Little Orchestra Society at Avery Fisher Hall, the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Hartford symphony orchestras, the San Pedro Sula Symphony in Honduras, and the Taipei Symphony at Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. In 2007, he gave the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ Violin Concerto with the FWSO conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and this critically acclaimed performance was recently released by FWSO Live.“The string students and faculty at Hardin-Simmons University are very excited about the upcoming masterclass with Mr. Shih. We are very fortunate to have a close relationship with the Abilene Philharmonic which enables our students to perform and learn from the outstanding guest artists collaborating with the APO. We are thankful for the Abilene Philharmonic’s strong commitment to outreach and hope these events will continue for years to come,” as stated by Peter Isaacson, Associate Professor of violin, Hardin-Simmons University.For all ticket information, call the Box Office at 325-677-6710 or 1-800-460-0610, or visit the Philharmonic office located at 402 Cypress Street. You can also order online at www.AbilenePhilharmonic.org. Artist support provided in part by Hardin-Simmons University School of Music. The concert sponsors for the evening are Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc. and First Financial Bank. Super sponsors are American Eagle Airlines, GAP Broadcasting, and KTXS.