Master Classes

Engaging master classes are held throughout each biennial Gilmore Festival and are free and open to the public. College and university piano students from throughout the Midwest are nominated by their professors to participate as a Gilmore Festival master class student. Observe world-class artists working one-on-one with young musicians sharing their insight and making an extraordinary impact on each student’s performance.

More than 100 music faculty at 15 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest are invited to nominate advanced level piano students to participate in Gilmore Keyboard Festival Master Classes. All candidates must be nominated by Faculty at their school. Self-nominations are not accepted.

2012 Gilmore Keyboard Festival Master Class Information

Participation is limited to students affiliated with one of the following music schools based on their proximity to Kalamazoo, Michigan:

  • Roosevelt University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • DePaul University
  • University of Illinois – Urbana
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • University of Iowa
  • Music Institute of Chicago
  • Indiana University – Bloomington
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Michigan
  • Oberlin College
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Western Michigan University
  • Michigan State University

There are openings at the biennial Gilmore Keyboard Festival for approximately 30 master class students, including a limited number of alternates. The pianists selected will be awarded a Gilmore Fellowship up to $500 to help reimburse travel and expenses related to attending the 2012 Festival. Please note: Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Financial support for the Gilmore Fellowship Program is provided by the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation.

2012 Gilmore Keyboard Festival Master Class Information   |   Program Notes (PDF)

2012 Master Class Artists

Leif Ove Andsnes

Friday, April 27 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 10:00 AM

Yaoyue Huang, Michigan State University
Asami Hagiwara, University of Iowa
Chelsea Wang, University of Iowa

Richard Goode

Richard Goode

Sunday, April 29 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 11:30 AM

Ricardo Acosta, Interlochen Arts Academy
Samantha London, Western Michigan University
George Li, Gilmore Young Artist

Anthony de Mare

Anthony de Mare

Monday, April 30 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 09:30 AM

Ariela Bohrod, Interlochen Arts Academy
Jongson Lee, University of Michigan
Wuna Meng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Imogen Cooper

Imogen Cooper

Tuesday, May 1 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 9:30 AM

Mary Vanhoozer, Cleveland Institute of Music
Kyoo Hye Lim, University of Michigan
Arianna Korting, Cleveland Institute of Music

Ingrid Fliter

Ingrid Fliter

Wednesday, May 2 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 9:30 AM

Alexander Nelson, Indiana University – Bloomington
Kang-Eun Cho, Cleveland Institute of Music
Moye Chen, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Jeffrey Kahane

Jeffrey Kahane

Thursday, May 3 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 9:30 AM

Christina Liu, University of Michigan
Hyojung Huh, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Eugenia Jeong, Northwestern University

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper

Friday, May 4 – Dalton Center Multimedia Room, 9:30 AM

Evan Allen, New England Conservatory (w/ trio)
Dan Willenberg, Albion College graduate (w/ trio)
Mark Niskanen, Western Michigan University (w/ trio)
Nicholas Mueller, Western Michigan University

Kirill Gerstein

Kirill Gerstein

Monday, May 7 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 9:30 AM

Azariah Tan Peng Chay, University of Michigan
Adam Kosieja, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University
Aileen Gozali, Cleveland Institute of Music

Geri Allen

Monday, May 7 – Dalton Center Multimedia Room, 10:00 AM

Samora Pinderhughes, Juilliard School of Music
Richard Niskanen, Western Michigan University
Mark Niskanen, Western Michigan University
Dan Willenberg, Albion College graduate (w/ trio)

Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax

Tuesday, May 8 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 12:00 PM

Jeannette Fang, University of Michigan
Jana Pavlovska, College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University
George Li, Gilmore Young Artist

Lori Sims

Lori Sims

Wednesday, May 9 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, 9:30 AM

Chu-Chun Yen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sherry Kim, Northwestern University
Lishan Xue, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

  
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