Juilliard Announces the 2011 Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Studies, May 31 - June 4, 2011

Start Date

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Itzhak Perlman by Nan Melville
Itzhak Perlman by Nan Melville
Brian Lewis by Nan Melville
Brian Lewis by Nan Melville


The Juilliard School announces the 6th Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies from May 31-June 4, 2011 at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Held biennially, this year’s symposium features five days of master classes, recitals, lectures, and pedagogy sessions and provides many opportunities for participants to observe and explore how to nurture and develop the exceptional student artist. Brian Lewis (Symposium Artistic Director and a faculty member of the University of Texas at Austin and Yale) once again leads this year’s symposium.

The roster of renowned performers, experts, and master teachers includes: Itzhak Perlman (Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Chair, The Juilliard School); Glenn Dicterow (Concertmaster, New York Philharmonic); Ida Kavafian (The Curtis Institute); Joseph Lin (Juilliard String Quartet); David Updegraff (Cleveland Institute of Music); Teri Einfeldt (The Hartt School, Chair, Suzuki Association of the Americas); Ray Iwazumi (Juilliard Violin Seminar Leader); Julie Lyonn Lieberman (Artistic Director, Strings Without Boundaries, Technique Rehabilitation Specialist); Ryu Goto (guest recitalist) and the Juilliard String Quartet (guest recitalists).

Participants observe master classes, attend recitals and lectures, and participate in pedagogy sessions at a fee of $415 for the week of up to twenty sessions. Up to 10 exceptional Student Artists also attend tuition-free as performers and recipients of on stage coaching for the symposium. They also are presented in group recitals. Pedagogy sessions include: Teaching Individuality in the Music of Fritz Kreisler by Brian Lewis; Preparing Students for Successful Concerti Study by Teri Einfeldt; Ysaÿe Solo Sonatas Nos. 2 and 5: An Aesthetic Outlook and Technical Means of Expression by Ray Iwazumi; Joint and Muscle Physiology: A Walking Tour and An Ergonomic Approach to Practice and Performance by Julie Lyonn Lieberman.

The deadline for applications is March 22, 2011. For further information, call (212) 799-5000, ext. 7161 or e-mail symposium@juilliard.edu.

The last Starling-DeLay Symposium, held at Juilliard in May 2009, welcomed 162 participants from 16 countries and 31 United States. They were able to observe student artists ranging in ages from 12-24, and representing 5 United States, Germany and Austria.

The Starling-DeLay Symposium is dedicated to the art of violin teaching and performance and is hosted by Juilliard. It is part of the Starling-DeLay Institute of Violin Studies, made possible by the generous support of the Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation. The foundation was created in 1969 by Frank M. Starling, the husband of violinist Dorothy Starling. She trained at the Pennsylvania College of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was a professional violinist until 1930. Throughout her life, she assisted efforts dedicated to furthering interest in classical violin music. The mission of the foundation is to encourage projects that advance the study and performance of the violin.

The Starling-DeLay Symposium also continues the legacy of renowned Juilliard violin teacher, Dorothy DeLay, who was an alumna and member of the Juilliard violin faculty from 1948 until 2002. Among her students are many celebrated performers, including Itzhak Perlman, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, Shlomo Mintz, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, among many, including Symposium Artistic Director Brian Lewis and faculty member Ray Iwazumi.

Starling-DeLay Symposium Artistic Director Brian Lewis is one of the most versatile violinists on the current scene. Acclaimed performances include concerto debuts in both New York’s Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, as well as performances with the Berlin (Germany), Louisiana, Kansas City, Syracuse, Odense (Denmark), Wichita, Hartford, Eugene, Spokane, and American Symphony Orchestras, among others. He has recorded six CDs, most recently for Delos as soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra of music by Leonard Bernstein and Hollywood composer Michael McLean. He is the David and Mary Winton Green Chair Fellow in String Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Texas at Austin and the Class of '57 Visiting Professor of Music at The Yale School of Music.

Brian Lewis by Nan Melville