Acclaimed Violist Michelle LaCourse to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson


Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Acclaimed Violist Michelle LaCourse to give Master Class at Hoff-Barthelson
Series featuring world-class musicians and educators concludes on May 11th

The 2018-2019 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series concludes with acclaimed violist Michelle LaCourse on, Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2:00 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 [email protected]

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 pianist Jerome Lowenthal, cellist Natasha Brofsky, violinist Daniel Phillips, flutist Tara Helen O’Connor, violist Michelle LaCourse, and members of the New York Philharmonic.

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’ve 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. In point of fact, 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 reserve seats:
[email protected]; 914-723-1169;

About Michelle LaCourse
Michelle LaCourse’s playing has been described by critics as “a miraculous blend of intense passion and artistic elegance”. An enthusiastic advocate for new viola repertoire, she has premiered many new pieces for the instrument. LaCourse was a member of the Lehigh Quartet, the Delphic String Trio and the Aeolian Trio. She has performed at numerous international and American festivals, and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; she was formerly principal violist of the Chamber Orchestra of Grenoble, France. LaCourse was awarded Boston University’s 2009 Metcalf Cup and Prize, the university’s highest honor for excellence in teaching.

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. Whatever a student’s age or level of musical interest, Hoff-Barthelson’s diverse offerings provide the highest quality musical education, personally tailored to his or her specific passions and goals in a supportive and vibrant community.

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: Violist Michelle LaCourse will present a master class at Hoff-Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

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

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