Local musicians to get a lesson with the best: Simon Tedeschi and Ian Cooper to host a masterclass in Cootamundra
Eastern Riverina Arts is delighted to announce that acclaimed musicians Simon Tedeschi and Ian Cooper will be offering a masterclass to musicians from the Riverina.
Local piano and string players have an opportunity to hear these two world-renowned musicians discuss the principles and techniques that lie beneath their seemingly effortless performances. Simon demonstrates principles of piano tone, touch and technique. Ian looks at jazz improvisation as a spontaneous combination of composition and performance. Together they show the similarities and differences between classical and jazz; the contrasting ways of understanding rhythm; how to perform under pressure; and most importantly, how to have fun on stage.
When: Saturday February 25, 10:30am - 11:30am , FREE
Where: Cootamundra Arts Centre
Simon Tedeschi is often described by critics and musical peers as one of the finest artists of his generation. The versatility and scope of Tedeschi's appeal is exemplified by his collaboration with acclaimed musicians across different genres and styles - Tedeschi is a one of the rare classical pianists able to cross over into jazz improvisation; he was the last pianist for renowned US jazz musician Larry Adler, who remarked he was the best pianist he ever worked with.
Ian Cooper is Australia's most exciting virtuoso violinist. Born into a family of classical musicians Ian began playing the violin at the age of four. Ian began his world travels at age six and wowed audiences as a child star in the U.S.A. and Canada. Today Cooper continues to perform classical concerts as a soloist with orchestras and is equally at home playing Jazz concerts.