Saturday, April 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Famed Pianist Spencer Myer to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Series featuring world-class musicians and educators continues on April 24
The 2020-2021 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:30 pm with famed pianist Spencer Myer. The class will be held via Zoom and is open to the public to observe free of charge. To receive a Zoom link, visit https://hbms.org/master-classes/.
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.
About Spencer Myer
Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by The Boston Globe, and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stage.
His career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland and 2005 Busoni international piano competitions.
An enthusiastic supporter of the education of young musicians, Spencer Myer has served as a guest faculty at the Oberlin and Baldwin-Wallace Conservatories of Music, and in the fall of 2015, he was appointed Artist-Teacher of Piano and Collaborative Piano at Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is a Steinway Artist.
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: Spencer Myer photographed by Supatcha Rattanathumawat.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hoff-Barthelson Music School
25 School Lane
Scarsdale, New York 10583
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: https://www.hbms.org