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Classical & Contemporary String Quartet Live Online Masterclass

Date: February 16, 2019, 2:30PM - 4:30PM EST


Classical work: Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, opus 10

Contemporary work: Marcelo Zarvos, Nepomuk’s Dances I - Arrival  


In ACMP's second annual virtual livestream masterclass, Catalyst Quartet will guide two learning quartets in a string masterclass. Chamber music players at all levels will participate remotely, individually or in goups, and post questions and comments through a live chat feed. The program will feature a classical and a contemporary work - scores and parts will be available for download. The FREE masterclass will be accessible from computers worldwide.

In this two-hour masterclass, Catalyst Quartet will conduct back-to-back sessions with two learning quartets at the National Opera Center, New York City. A multi-camera crew from VirtualArtsTV will deliver every detail of the workshop in a close-up, real-time high-quality stream. Chamber music players wherever they are participate in groups, ensembles, or individually on their computers and devices, gaining tips and insights into playing technique and interpretation on two chamber music works. Participants engage with the class throughout the session via a live chat feed, connecting with the event and each other. Online participants experience the session as if they were in the room.

Participating learning quartets include a student quartet from the Chamber Music Center of New York and  from Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center, NYC, a program that focuses on studying and performing music by living composers. The Chamber Music Center quartet will play the Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Op.10, first movement. The ensemble from Face the Music will perform Nepomuk’s Dances I - Arrival, a highly rhymthmic piece by Brazilian-American composer Marcelo ZarvosThe masterclass will end with a performance by Catalyst Quartet.

Find scores for the Debussy Quartet below (click on full score or instrumental part to downlod):

Full score    Violin 1    Violin 2     Viola    Cello

Find scores for Nepomuk's Dances I - Arrival - provided courtesy of the composer (click on full score or instrumental part to download):

Full score   Violin 1     Violin 2      Viola     Cello


Here's how to participate:

  1. Spread the word to adult players, students, and meet-up groups
  2. Put the time and date on your calendar and invite others to join you
  3. Get the scores from our website
  4. A day or two before the event, visit our website and find the viewing and chat info
  5. Assemble as a group or participate individually from 2:30 - 4:30 EST! See you then!

Limited seating is available to attend the streaming at the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, NYC. Reservation link to follow soon.


Catalyst Quartet (above)

Quartet from the Chamber Music Center of NYC

Click here for livestream FAQ


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.