Acclaimed Violinist Calvin Wiersma to give Online Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Acclaimed Violinist Calvin Wiersma to give Online Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Series featuring world-class musicians and educators continues on April 29

The 2020-2021 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues on Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 7:00-9:30 pm with acclaimed violinist Calvin Wiersma.  The class will be held via Zoom and isopen to the public to observe free of charge. To receive a Zoom link, visit

About the Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series
Master class coaching by guest artists has been part of Hoff-Barthelson’s curriculum since the School’s founding in 1944. This distinguished tradition continues this season with a roster of world-class musicians and educators including Joel Krosnick, cello; Ralph Bowen, jazz; Spencer Myer, piano; Calvin Wiersma, violin; Bart Feller, flute and composers Saad Haddad and Andrea Clearfield.

Master classes are an enlightening experience for students and audiences alike. After months of careful preparation, students perform for, and then receive feedback and guidance from a master teacher who challenges the student to think in new and critical ways about the piece they have prepared. The results are inspiring and enlightening and serve as a catalyst for students to reach new heights in their own musical explorations. Yet, the learning isn’t limited just to the students who perform. Any student—regardless of their level of development, or whether or not they even play the same instrument—can learn a great deal.

For additional information or to receive a Zoom link; 914-723-1169;

About Calvin Wiersma
Calvin Wiersma has appeared throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He was a founding member of the Meliora Quartet, winner of the Naumberg, Fischoff, Coleman, and Cleveland Quartet competitions. Mr. Wiersma was a founding member of the Figaro Trio and is currently a member of the Manhattan String Quartet. Mr. Wiersma’s wide range of musical activities have included performances at Bargemusic and Merkin Hall, and tours with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and his contemporary music ensemble Cygnus. He has appeared at numerous music festivals and has been on the faculties of several summer programs.

A noted performer of contemporary music, Mr. Wiersma is a member of Cygnus and the Lochrian Chamber Ensemble; toured extensively with Steve Reich; and has appeared with Speculum Musicae, Ensemble 21, Parnassus, and NYNME. Mr. Wiersma is an Assistant Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Ithaca College School of Music. He has conducted master classes throughout the world, and been an artist-in-residence at numerous prestigious institutions.

About Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Hoff-Barthelson Music School has achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and community service. With a faculty drawn from the region’s most talented teachers and performers, the School has long been one of Westchester County’s most cherished cultural resources. At Hoff-Barthelson, students find a warm, friendly music school dedicated to the highest standards of education, performance, and community service. Students of all ages, aptitudes, and levels of interest enjoy a supportive, joyful learning environment; a focus on the whole person; exceptional teaching; and a multifaceted curriculum.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer. Programs are made possible, in part, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo credit:  Calvin Wiersma photograph provided by Mr. Wiersma.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
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