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Jesse Mills, violin masterclass

Wednesday • July 8, 2020   |   8:00 pm

Two-time Grammy nominated violinist Jesse Mills enjoys performing music of many genres, from classical to contemporary, as well as composed and improvised music of his own invention. He is a founding member of the Horszowski Trio, as well as Duo Prism, a violin-piano duo with Rieko Aizawa. Mills is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a student of Dorothy DeLay, Robert Mann, and Itzhak Perlman.

“All violinists need a pair of ears besides their own, to give them objective advice and to increase and expand what they hear when listening to themselves. Some may need to focus on some technical aspects of playing (shifting, bow control, intonation, vibrato, sound production); others, the more musical (phrasing, refining the articulation in a piece, or expanding the color palette). I always think about the whole person I am teaching; we all need to feel positive and inspired in order to make the most improvement.”

Learn how Longy will best prepare you to become the musician the world needs you to be—while members of our faculty will mentor you on what it takes to get to the next level of artistry in your craft. Follow along live and have your questions answered in real time!

Masterclasses will be an inclusive space for all musicians, regardless of instrument—to benefit from the “cross-training” that these opportunities can provide. What can pianists, violists, or percussionists learn from a vocal masterclass—and vice versa? Join us and find out!



Wednesday • July 8, 2020
8:00 pm
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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.