Next Festival 2021: Artistry & Musicality, June 24

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The 2021 Next Festival of Emerging Artists presents Artistry & Musicality Workshops on June 24

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Note: Registration for June 24 enables you to attend any or all of the above events. Zoom instructions, including one Zoom meeting link for the day, will be included with your registration confirmation email.

1 PM - 3:30 PM Masterclass with David Radzynski

David Radzynski, concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic, is one of the youngest violinists to lead a major world orchestra today. He works extensively both with the orchestra's current artistic director, Zubin Mehta, and the newly appointed future artistic director, Lahav Shani. David has led the orchestra on tours throughout Europe, China, Singapore, South America, the United States, and in Mehta's hometown of Mumbai, India. He has also performed as guest concertmaster with the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras. Read full bio

4 PM - 6 PM Masterclass with Seth Parker Woods

Fellows and alumni from The Next Festival of Emerging Artists perform in a cello masterclass led by 2021 Artist-in-Residence Seth Parker Woods. Performers and repertoire to be announced at a later date.

Hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and willingness to go to the brink,” cellist Seth Parker Woods has established a reputation as a versatile artist straddling several genres. In addition to solo performances, he has appeared with the Ictus Ensemble (Brussels, BE), Ensemble L’Arsenale (IT), zone Experimental (CH), Basel Sinfonietta (CH), New York City Ballet, Ensemble LPR, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the Seattle Symphony. A fierce advocate for contemporary arts, Woods has collaborated and worked with a wide range of artists ranging from the likes of Louis Andriessen, Elliott Carter, Heinz Holliger, G. F. Haas, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Lang, and Peter Eötvos to Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lou Reed, Dame Shirley Bassey, and Rachael Yamagata to such visual artists as Ron Athey, Vanessa Beecroft, Jack Early, Adam Pendleton, and Aldo Tambellini. Read full bio

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM Festival Fellows in Concert

A program of solo and chamber music curated and performed by the Fellows of The Next Festival of Emerging Artists. Deeply individual and artistically inspiring, experience performances by the next generation of artists in this unique event showcasing their passions, talents and artistry. Catch them here while you can – before they’re famous!

Performers and repertoire to be announced.

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Organizer of Next Festival 2021: Artistry & Musicality, June 24

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is a unique contemporary music festival for the modern string player as well as composers and choreographers that has been receiving rave reviews from its participants.

The festival was founded in 2013 by composer, conductor, and bassist Peter Askim, and normally takes place over two weeks in May and June with 35 young musicians, composers, and choreographers at Music Mountain in Connecticut and at National Sawdust and NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts in New York City.

Its first seven seasons featured guest artists Tony Arnold, Miranda Cuckson, Matt Haimovitz, Jennifer Koh, Nadia Sirota, Richard Thompson, Jeffrey Zeigler, and the string quartet ETHEL, and the participation of composers including Aaron Jay Kernis, Derek Bermel, Lisa Bielawa, Liisa Hirsch, Pierre Jalbert, Phil Kline, Jessica Meyer, and Aleksandra Vrebalov, and choreographer Christopher D’Amboise.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists and Next Fest Connects are part of Next Edge Arts, Inc., a not-for-profit organization supported by tax-deductible donations.


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