Masterclass with the Takács Quartet

Tuesday, July 16, 2024


200 Ravinia Park Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Masterclass with the Takács Quartet

The Program for Piano & Strings concentrates on interpretation and small-group collaboration through the practice and performance of classical sonata and chamber repertoire. Violinists, violists, cellists, and pianists from around the world gather for an immersive and intensive summer of 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 masterclasses, 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 masterclass is led by the Takács Quartet, who are in their 49th season as an ensemble and hold residence as Associate Artists at London’s Wigmore Hall and on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder, also workign closely with El Sistema Colorado. The quartet has earned several Gramophone, Grammy, Presto Music, Classical Brit, and Japanese Record Academy Awards across their Hyperion and Decca recordings, and in 2012 became the first string quartet named to the Gramophone Hall of Fame. The Takács Quartet is known for its innovative programming, in 2021 partnering with bandoneon virtuoso Julien Labro to premiere new works by Clarice Assad and Bryce Dessner. They have toured 14 cities with the poet Robert Pinsky, and in past seasons presented a program inspired by Philip Roth’s novel Everyman with actors Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Ravinia Park Rd & Green Bay Rd

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For more information, call 847.266.5100 [email protected]

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