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Four young emerging violinists play for master violinist Amelia Dietrich on Friday, June 24 in an open class that you can hear and enjoy! A masterclass is a chance for everybody involved to learn a great deal, as it is based on performance and not just a private lesson atmosphere. It is one of the most positive experiences you can have and a chance to hear how a student can improve “right before your eyes” by having been given a suggestion during a highly-charged performance moment. These experiences usually result in lifelong memories that can be cherished forever.
Mira Schwartz, Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
Lilia Schwartz, Bach Concerto in A Minor
Julie Stevens, Seitz Student Concerto No. 5, Op. 22.
Marlow Hubbard, Mozart G Major Concerto
North Carolina native, violinist Amelia Dietrich made her solo debut with the North Carolina Philharmonic at age 15 and is now a junior undergraduate at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in downtown Los Angeles, where she is a student of renowned pedagogue, Robert Lipsett. She is a founding member of Colburn’s Calla Quartet, formed in spring of 2014 and silver-medalists of the 2015 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The Calla Quartet was chosen as one of two pre-formed groups to attend the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Music Workshop. In July 2015, the Calla Quartet traveled to Texas to perform at the Mimir Chamber Festival, where they were named Emerging Young Artists. In September 2015, they traveled to Melbourne, where they collaborated with Steinway Artist, Alessio Bax at the Mimir Chamber Festival Australia. The Calla Quartet has performed recitals all over the Los Angeles area, in Wisconsin, Texas, North Carolina, Chicago, and Melbourne, Australia. Dedicated to community outreach, the quartet worked with Colburn’s theatre director, Debbie Devine in February 2015 to reach over 1,500 elementary school children through interactive performances at Zipper Hall. The Calla Quartet is coached by former Tokyo String Quartet members Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith, and Guarneri String Quartet’s Arnold Steinhardt.
As an avid chamber musician, she has been coached by various chamber groups including The Ariana String Quartet, The Jupiter String Quartet, The Enso String Quartet, and Fry Street String Quartet. For the past three years, Amelia has been invited to perform with Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Generation series and Winter Workshop performances where she has collaborated with violinists Ani Kavafian, Hagai Shaham, Xiao-Dong Wang, David Bowlin, violist Nicholas Chords, cellist Michael Kanen, and pianists Robert McDonald and Keiko Sekino. She has participated in many summer festivals including ARIA International Music Festival, Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, The Beethoven Institute at Mannes College in New York City, the International Music Summer Academy in Semmering, Austria, Yellowbarn’s Young Artist Program, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.
Amelia is a member of Colburn’s symphony orchestra, where she has performed under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gilbert Varga. From a young age, she was an active member of North Carolina Symphony’s Young All-Star orchestra and was concertmistress of the Eastern Youth Orchestra. As a private student of Juilliard trained professor, Ara Gregorian, she was able to participate in master classes with violinists Ida Kavafian, Hagai Shaham, Axel Strauss, Jennifer Koh, Yehonatan Berick, Soovin Kim, Gregory Fulkerson, Elina Vähälä, and Donald Weilerstein.