Hoff-Barthelson Master Class Series: Ole Akahoshi, cello


Friday, February 4, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Famed Cellist Ole Akahoshi to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson
Series featuring world-class musicians and educators commences on February 4, 2022

The 2022 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series commences with famed cellist Ole Akahoshi. The class is open to the public to observe free of charge. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting www.hbms.org, e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 914-723-1169.

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 Ole Akahoshi, cello; Frank Huang, violin; Alan Lieb, Suzuki violin; Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, piano; and Brandon Patrick George, flute.

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 is not 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 Ole Akahoshi
Recently hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “technical solidity, perfect intonation, and large edgeless tone of buttered-rum quality,“ cellist Ole Akahoshi has concertized on four continents in recitals as well as soloist with orchestras, such as the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin, Symphonisches Orchester Berlin, and the Czechoslovakian Radio Orchestra.

Mr. Akahoshi is the principal cellist of the International Sejong Soloists in New York. He is also a member of Seiji Ozawa’s prestigious Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Tokyo Nomori Opera.

A winner of numerous competitions including Concertino Praga and Jugend Musiziert, Akahoshi has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Berliner Philharmonie, and has collaborated with the Tokyo String Quartet, Michelangelo Quartet, and Keller Quartet, among other prestigious performers.

Originally from Germany, at age eleven Akahoshi was the youngest cellist to be accepted as a student of French cellist Pierre Fournier. He received his bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School and his master’s degree from Yale University as a student of Aldo Parisot. He also received an Artist Diploma from Indiana University where he studied with Janos Starker.

He has performed and served as faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, has given numerous master classes, and has served as a judge for many competitions including the Juilliard Concerto Competition. He has been on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music since 2004, the Longy Conservatory in Boston since 2017, and the Yale School of Music since 1997.

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, Hoff-Barthelson 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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

 Pictured: Famed cellist, Ole Akahoshi

Event Location and Ticket Information

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

Date: Friday, February 4, 2022
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Hoff-Barthelson Music School
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: https://www.hbms.org

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