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Paul Katz Cello Masterclass
Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, 24 April 2017 - 3:00 PM
This class was rescheduled from February 19.

The NEC String Department and CelloBello present a cello masterclass with NEC cello faculty member and CelloBello founder, Paul Katz. This class will be livestreamed on CelloBello.Com.

Paul Katz, as cellist of the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Quartet from 1969-1995, played 2600 concerts in most of the great concert halls and music capitals of the world. The CQ were the first classical artists to appear on the Grammy Awards Telecast, performed at the White House, and were subjects of a major documentary on Arts and Entertainment, “In the Mainstream-The Cleveland Quartet.” In March 2016, Boston audiences were treated to the world premiere of "Talent Has Hunger", a major documentary film on teaching and learning, seen through the lens of Paul Katz and his NEC cello studio. Now circulating in cities throughout the United States, Talent Has Hunger will also be coming to PBS stations next year.
Katz was The American String Teacher’s “Artist Teacher of the Year” for 2003 and has received numerous awards from leading American cultural institutions, including Indiana University’s “Chevalier du Violoncelle,” an Honorary Doctorate, and Chamber Music America’s National Service Award, the highest honor given for a lifetime of distinguished service in the field of chamber music. One of the world’s most prominent cello teachers and mentor of many of the world’s leading young string quartets, he came to New England Conservatory in 2001, where he is on the cello and chamber music faculties and heads the Professional String Quartet Training Program. With the support of WGBH and NEC he has created, an online resource center for cellists worldwide with video lessons in seven languages, blogs, streamed masterclasses, and more.

Mr. Katz has appeared as soloist throughout North America and Europe. A student of Gregor Piatigorsky, János Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Gabor Rejto and Leonard Rose, he played in the historic 1962 Pablo Casals Master Class in Berkeley, California. He was a prizewinner in the Munich and Geneva Competitions, a young participant at the Marlboro Music Festival in the sixties, and now continues to return periodically. Of special interest to cellists are his recordings of the Dohnányi Cello Sonata and the Cleveland Quartet’s recording of the Schubert two-cello quintet with Yo-Yo Ma. The Cleveland Quartet made seventy recordings on RCA, Telarc International, Sony, Philips and ProArte. These recording have earned many distinctions including the all-time best selling chamber music release of Japan, eleven Grammy nominations, two Grammy Awards, and “Best of the Year” awards from Time Magazine and Stereo Review.
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Franck: Sonata for cello and piano in A major
III - Sonata for cello and piano in A major
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