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 note 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 2/15/19. Click here for more information!

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 note 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. The New York Times wrote about his performance: “… Mr. Russell made his mastery evident without ever deviating from an approach that places musical values above mere display. It was apparent to the audience throughout the recital that Mr. Russell possesses a talent of extraordinary dimension.” In 2005, Russell 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.

We invite you to attend David Russell in Concert on 4/15/19. Click here for more information!