Masterclasses

What is a masterclass? Typically masterclasses use pre-chosen performers, who each present a piece and then receive a 30-minute lesson from the masterclass teacher in front of a live audience. Each masterclass typically features four high school or college student performers. Our audience members attend for free. It is an excellent opportunity to learn by watching a master teacher work with an advanced student!

Want to learn more about the masterclass format? Click here to view past masterclass videos on the CCGS YouTube channel.

2019-20 Masterclasses

February 16, 2020 at 10:00 am
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH

With the Beijing Guitar Duo

The masterclass will take place in the Lombardo Student Center at JCU in the Murphy Room (Room 38A). This event is free and open to the public to attend as an audience member. Please join us!

Interested in playing for the Beijing Guitar Duo in this class? Email us at info@cleguitar.org to sign-up! Please include 1 or 2 videos of your playing in the email. There is a $40 fee to play, and only a limited number of spots available.

Composed of guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo has performed around the world in halls such as Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the National Theatre in Beijing. This season has taken them to concert tours in Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, and China. The duo regularly collaborates with orchestras, in ensemble with flutist Marina Piccinini, and with their mentor Manuel Barrueco, touring in Europe, Australia and the United States. In addition to concertizing, the members of the duo share a love for teaching which brings them to major conservatories in the world for masterclasses and to judge competitions.

We invite you to attend the Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert on 2/15/20. Click here for more information!

To reach the Murphy room you can either enter from the main entrance at Warrensville Circle (once you pass the guard gate follow the road to the right and all the way down until it dead ends at the Belvoir lot) or from the Belvoir Rd entrance which leads right into the Belvoir lot. After parking in the Belvoir lot, you’ll enter the building closest to Belvoir Rd (which will say Student Center or Natatorium). If you enter from the door that faces the parking lot, do not take the first set of stairs, but follow the hallway to your left (pass racketball and basketball courts) until it dead ends at another set of stairs. Go down one short flight of stairs, look slightly left, and you will see a ramp that goes up. Walk up that ramp, and you’ll find the Murphy room in that hallway on the right side.

April 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH

With David Russell

The masterclass will take place in the Dolan Center for Science & Technology at JCU in the O’Connell Reading Room (Room A101). This event is free and open to the public to attend as an audience member. Please join us!

Interested in playing for David Russell in this class? Email us at info@cleguitar.org to sign-up! Please include 1 or 2 videos of your playing in the email. There is a $60 fee to play, and only a limited number of spots available.

Classical guitarist David Russell is world-renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, earning the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In 2005, he won a Grammy award for his CD Aire Latino, one of only six guitarists ever to win in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in cities such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto, and Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence.

We invite you to attend David Russell in Concert on 4/18/20. Click here for more information!