Renowned Violinist Colin Jacobsen to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson

The 2019-2020 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with acclaimed violinist Colin Jacobsen on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The class is open to the public to observe free of charge, and takes place at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Space is limited, reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by e-mailing

 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 Nicholas Cords, viola; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Joel Krosnick, cello (March 29); members of the New York Philharmonic (April 20); Bart Feller, flute (April 23); and Roman Rabinovich, piano (April 26).

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.

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 About Colin Jacobsen

Colin Jacobsen is a musician who draws on a range of influences. He is active as an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning soloist and a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silkroad Ensemble. For his work as a founding member of two game-changing, audience-expanding ensembles Brooklyn Rider and The Knights, Jacobsen was recently selected from among the nation’s top artists to receive a prestigious United States Artists Fellowship.

Jacobsen’s work as a composer was inspired by encounters with leading exponents of non-Western traditions and by his own classical heritage, for which he was named one of the top 100 composers under 40 by NPR listeners. His writing reveals an eclectic personal voice with a “knack for spinning lines with an elasticity that sounds uncannily like improvisation” (New York Times).

He plays a Joseph Guarneri filius Andreae violin dating from 1696 and a Samuel Zygmuntowicz violin made in 2008.

 About Hoff-Barthelson Music School:

Hoff-Barthelson Music School, now celebrating its 75th Anniversary, 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.

The Master Class Series is made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 Photo credit and caption: Renowned violinist Colin Jacobson, photographed by Erin Baiano, gives a Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School on March 5, 2020.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Colin Jacobsen
Presenter Phone: 914-723-1169
Presenter Website: