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Master Class with Cellist Gary Hoffman at Bennett Gordon Hall

Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Gates open: 1 p.m. Concert starts: 2 p.m.

Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Master Class with Cellist Gary Hoffman at Bennett Gordon Hall

The Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and small-group collaboration through the practice and performance of classical sonata and chamber repertoire. Up to 35 violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists—and often a pre-existing chamber group or two—gather for five weeks of immersive and intensive rehearsals and coachings with a rotating roster of some of the world’s finest teaching artists.

In addition to several afternoon and evening concerts presented during the summer, the musicians participate in a series of public master classes, where the faculty or a Ravinia guest artist provide in-the-moment insights on the fellows’ performances of excerpts from their repertoire, guiding both the growth of their interpretations and sharing the experience with all in attendance.

This master class is led by cellist Gary Hoffman, who established himself as an international performer and astute mentor early in his career. He made his London and New York debuts at age 15, and at 22 was the youngest faculty appointee in the history of Indiana University. Hoffman expanded his concert schedule after winning the Rostropovich Competition at age 30, and he has since recorded extensively with RCA, Sony, EMI, Le Chant du Monde, and La Dolce Volta. He is a regular guest with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and since 2011 has been in residence at Brussels’s Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth.

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