25 May 2017

Violinist James Buswell (USA) and cellist Leonardo Altino (Brazil/USA) will give a double masterclass for intermediate and advanced students, on Thursday 25 May, starting at 15:00, at the Pinacoteca UdeC (UdeC Campus art gallery).

Both musicians will be in Concepción as soloists in the 3rd Concert of the Concepción Symphony’s 2017 Season (Saturday 27 May at 19:00 in the UdeC Theater). Admission to the masterclass is free, with required registration.

  • For intermediate or advanced violin students: places are limited to 15 participants.
  • For intermediate or advanced cello students: places are limited to 10 participants.

Both groups must register sending an email to prensa@corcudec.cl until Monday 22 May, including number of years studied.

This masterclass is also open to beginners and passive students, who can attend as audience. Places are limited to 15 participants per instrument, and they must register using the aforementioned email address.

Violinist James Buswell taught at the New England Conservatory of Music from 1987 through 2014. He has performed as a solo violinist with virtually all of the major orchestras in North America, and throughout Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia as well. In this capacity, he has appeared in over one hundred solo works for violin and orchestra.

Leonardo Altino has taught in numerous festivals, including the String Intensive Study Program at the Masterworks Festival in Indiana, the Festival de Inverno Campos do Jordão in Brazil, and the Academia y Festival del Nuevo Mundo in Venezuela. He also served as professor of cello at the University of Memphis from 2002 to 2015.