With Robert deMaine, Principal Cellist of the LA Philharmonic
One of the best and most rewarding outlets for cello playing is found playing in an orchestra. In addition, polishing and perfecting the tricky excerpts from the many symphonies and overtures is a great way to advance our skills on the instrument. The theme of this spring’s Cello Clinic is all about these excerpts and the process of using them to audition for orchestras, and we are thrilled to have the legendary Robert deMaine, principal cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as our guest artist!
Mr. deMaine has an amazing track record of successful orchestral auditions for major orchestras, despite enormous competition. He also has a brilliant mind and the ability to clearly articulate his approach to practicing and to music in general. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet and work with one of the greatest cellists on the planet!
Have an established cello ensemble? We will be happy to have a faculty member work individually with your ensemble during the day! This event is available to advance middle school players through adults.
Limited to the first 100 registrants.
Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note,” ROBERT deMAINE is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician, he is a frequent guest artist at many of the world's premier chamber music festivals, including those of Marlboro, Seattle, Great Lakes, Limoges, Heidelberg Schlossfest, Chamberfest Cleveland, Montréal, Seoul’s Ditto Festival, and most recently featured as a soloist at the 2016 Piatigorsky Cello Festival.
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|9:00 am||Cello Orchestra Rehearsal|
|10:30 am||Workshop by Robert deMaine|
|12:00 pm||Lunch (on your own)/Trying out cello strings and instruments|
|1:00 pm||Cello Orchestra Rehearsal|
|1:50 pm||Mock orchestral auditions|
|2:35 pm||Masterclass by Robert deMaine|
|3:20 pm||Cello Orchestra Rehearsal|