Stockton Symphony Master Classes

For aspiring classical musicians, Stockton Symphony Master Classes are the ultimate opportunity to get up-close and personal with renowned artist-teacher-scholars.

These interactive sessions are basically like getting a private lesson from a world-class artist! The difference is that the master-teacher works directly with a designated number of class participants but in front of an audience. Ambitious classical musicians, students and their teachers, typically consider Master Classes to be one of the most effective means of refining their artistry, along with competitions and practice.

The overall tone and content of a master class is shaped by the personality of the expert giving it and as a general rule, people that achieve this level of expertise in music tend to have very colorful, strong personalities! Although each presenter will run his or her masterclass differently, most presenters will include a Q&A session towards the end.

Because a Master Class is an actual coaching lesson, everyone learns – besides the participants and the entire audience benefits because the master-teacher provides input on specific aspects of the participants’ performance.

A master class creates conditions where breakthroughs are likely to happen, and when they do it’s exciting for everyone – the participating musician, the audience, and of course the teacher.

Master Classes 2017/18

Josh Roman, cello
Sep | 2017 – Date & Venue to be announced

Dubbed a “Classical Rock Star” by the press, cellist Joshua Roman has earned a national reputation for performing a wide range of repertoire with an absolute commitment to communicating the essence of the music at its most organic level. Before embarking on a solo career, for two seasons Joshua was principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, at the young age of 22. Committed to making music accessible to a wider audience, Roman may be found anywhere from a club to a classroom. Roman’s outreach endeavors have taken him to Uganda with his violin-playing siblings, where they played chamber music in schools, HIV/AIDS centers, and displacement camps, communicating a message of hope through music.

Joshua Roman Concert with Stockton Symphony
Saturday | September 23, 2017 | 6 pm

Tanya Gabrielian, piano
Nov | 2017 – Date & Venue to be announced

Tanya Gabrielian has captivated audiences with her gripping performances across the globe in world famous venues to include Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Cortot in Paris and more. Tanya shot onto the international stage at the age of twenty with back-to-back victories in the Scottish International Piano Competition and Aram Khachaturyan International Piano Competition. Tanya is passionate about inspiring new generations of musicians and music lovers in diverse settings, dedicated to community engagement, education, and activism through art.

Tanya Gabrielian Concert with Stockton Symphony
Saturday | November 18, 2017 | 6 pm