TMC Double Bass Master Class & Open Rehearsal led by Todd Seeber
July 1 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Double bass player Todd Seeber joined the BSO in 1998 after holding principal and assistant principal chairs with Buffalo Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and Boston’s Handel + Haydn Society Orchestra. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, he currently teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University's School for the Arts, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.
TMC Piano Class led by Stephen Drury
July 8 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Pianist, conductor, and champion of contemporary music, Stephen Drury teaches at the New England Conservatory (NEC) and is a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center. He has commissioned dozens of works for solo piano from leading 20th- and 21st-century composers, serves as artistic director and conductor of the Callithumpian Consort, and is the founder/director of the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at NEC.
TMC Vocal Class led by Stephanie Blythe
July 15 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Award-winning opera singer, recitalist, and champion of American song, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation. In addition to her performing career, she is a faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center, artistic director of the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar at the Crane School of Music, and artistic director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program.
TMC Violin Class led by Augustin Hadelich
July 22 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Adès to Paganini, from Brahms to Bartók, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire and is often referred to by colleagues as a "musician's musician." A Grammy Award winner who was also named Musical America’s 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year," he is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute Violin Class led by Midori
July 29 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Midori is a visionary artist, activist and educator whose unique career has transcended traditional boundaries through her relentless drive to explore and build connections between music and the human experience. A leading concert violinist for more than 35 years, she holds the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Violin Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, is an honorary professor at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music and she teaches regularly at Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute and the Weimar Meisterkurse.
Tanglewood Festival Chorus Vocal Class led by Susan Graham
August 1 Saturday 1:30—4pm
Hailed as “an artist to treasure” by The New York Times – mezzo-soprano Susan Graham rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Her operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi to Jake Heggie. She won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and was awarded the French government’s prestigious “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur,” both for her popularity as a performer in France and in honor of her commitment to French music.
TMC Piano Class led by Garrick Ohlsson
August 5 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire.
The Joseph H. Silverstein Master Class for TMC Violin Fellows led by Pamela Frank
August 12 Wednesday 1—3:30pm
Prize-winning violinist Pamela Frank has performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the world, and is featured on dozens of recordings. She is professor of violin at the Curtis Institute of Music and in addition to her work with the Tanglewood Music Center, teaches at the Ravinia and Verbier festivals. In addition to her performing and teaching, she co-founded Fit as a Fiddle with physical therapist Howard Nelson to share expertise in movement analysis and injury prevention for musicians.