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Viola Master Class With Yizhak Schotten
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 7:00pm

Yizhak Schotten PortraitThe Department of Music, with support from the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), proudly welcomes renowned violist, Yizhak Schotten to lead a master class for PSU's orchestra string students. For a portion of the master class, Yizhak will present a lecture entitled How to Practice.

Israeli-born violist Yizhak Schotten was discovered and brought to the United States by the renowned violist William Primrose, with whom he studied at Indiana University and the University of Southern California. Other studies were with Lillian Fuchs at the Manhattan School of Music. A feature article about Yizhak Schotten in STRAD Magazine called him "one of America's finest viola players... a leading light of the U.S. viola establishment." His solo appearances with orchestras in this country and abroad have included performances with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Schippers, Sergiu Commissiona, Joseph Swensen, Arthur Fiedler and others. He has concertized in Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Holland, Austria, Mexico, England, Canada and throughout the United States. His solo recitals have included Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York, Boston's Jordan Hall, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others.

To read more of Yizhak's bio, as well as critic's reviews and a discography, visit

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011, 4PM to 7PM

Lincoln Hall , Room 75

Free for PSU students. $50 Fee for ASTA and $75 Fee for non-ASTA members to perform for the class. Performers who are not selected will have their checks returned. Attending the class to observe is free for ASTA members and their students, and a there is a $10 fee for non-members, payable at the door.