23, No. 8, Oct. 16, 2003
Cellofest honors world-renowned
Melissa Mitchell, News Bureau Staff Writer
(217) 333-55491; email@example.com
Halloween weekend will feature a mix of musical tricks and treats for
students and fans of cello music attending the UI School of Music’s
Cellofest, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.
Cellofest organizer Laurien Laufman, a cellist and professor of music
at Illinois, said the event, which includes activities at various campus
venues, was planned as a unique tribute to Aldo Parisot and Janos Starker.
The pair, she said, are among “the cello world’s most revered
Among the treats at Cellofest will be opportunities to attend master
classes by Parisot and Starker, who will share principles of cello technique
and musicianship with students selected competitively by tape from around
Parisot, who is
known as one of the world’s great cello pedagogues, is the Samuel
Sanford Professor of Music
at Yale University; he also is on the faculty at the Juilliard School
in New York City. Parisot has toured extensively throughout the world
as a concert soloist, chamber musician and recitalist, and also is known
as conductor of the Grammy Award-nominated Yale Cellos.
Professor of Cello at Indiana University, is regarded as one of the
world’s top cello soloists. He has performed as recitalist and
concerto soloist with virtually every major symphony orchestra. Starker
also has held the positions of first cello chair in the Budapest Opera
and Philharmonic Orchestras, Chicago Symphony, Dallas Symphony and Metropolitan
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of Illinois School of Music is proud to have this opportunity to host
and honor two such prestigous and internationally recognized dignitaries,”
The master class with Starker will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 in the
Music Building auditorium; the class with Parisot is scheduled for 10
a.m. Nov. 2 in the same location. Both classes are open to the public
and cost $15 for non-registered audience members. Tickets may be purchased
at the door.
In addition to master classes with Parisot and Starker, Cellofest activities
will include cello competitions for pre-college students and college
undergraduate students from all over the country, and Taiwan; three
talks by guest speakers; demonstrations by cello makers and dealers
from the United States and Canada; and a concert featuring competition
winners and cello choirs.
The concert will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Krannert Center’s
Foellinger Great Hall. For ticket information, contact the Krannert
Center ticket office, 333-6280 or http://KrannertCenter.com.
More information about Cellofest is available at www.uicellofest.com
or contact Laufman, 244-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.