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Workshops and Master Classes Videos

Experience the Workshops and Master Classes firsthand through this video series.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Trumpet Master Class with Hans Peter Schuh

Trumpet Master Class with Hans Peter Schuh: Stravinsky’s Petrushka
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra trumpeter Hans Peter Schuh coaches trumpeter Shane O’Brien on “Ballerina’s Dance” from Stravinsky’s Petrushka.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Bassoon Master Class with Simon van Holen

To complement their performances in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, select members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led master classes on January 16, 2018. Participating young artists, alums of Carnegie Hall’s youth orchestra program, NYO-USA, had the opportunity to perform and work with these world-renowned musicians in a one-on-one setting in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing.
Royal Concertgebouw Bassoon Master Class with Simon van Holen: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4
Bassoonist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Simon van Holen coaches Joshua Elmore on an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36.

Piano Master Class with Jonathan Biss

As a complement to his set of concerts this season at Carnegie Hall devoted to the “late style,” pianist Jonathan Biss gives two public master classes to six young artists on the late solo works of Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert.

Piano Master Class with Jonathan Biss: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches Scott MacIsaac on the details of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 31.

Marilyn Horne:
The Song Continues Master Class

Marilyn Horne has long showed her commitment to nurturing young vocal talent, dating back to her founding of The Song Continues. In this public master class, she works one-on-one with young participants in her workshop devoted to the art of song.

Carnegie Hall Vocal Master Class: Elgar's "Where Corals Lie"

Mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne coaches mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman and pianist Mario Antonio Marra on Elgar's "Where Corals Lie" from Sea Pictures.

Fifty for the Future:
The Kronos Learning Repertoire

Kronos Quartet led a weeklong workshop open to student and young professional string quartets to explore new works commissioned as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Fifty for the Future is a major commissioning initiative of Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall, and many other diverse partners and is devoted to the most contemporary approaches to the string quartet. The project is designed to present music as a living art form and to create a new trove of resources for the training of students and emerging professionals.
Kronos Quartet Workshop: Fifty for the Future
Members of the Kronos Quartet, Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director, Clive Gillinson, and Director of the Weill Music Institute, Sarah Johnson discuss Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire as part of Carnegie Hall’s 125th Commissions Project. Participating quartets, Ligeti, Argus, and Friction Quartets, perform excerpts as part of the coaching during the Kronos Quartet Workshop presented by the Weill Music Institute of Carnegie Hall.

Berliner Philharmoniker Master Classes

Select members of the Berliner Philharmoniker led three days of master classes focusing on orchestral repertoire and audition preparation. Participating young artists had the opportunity to sit onstage with the orchestra during their dress rehearsal and attend a Berliner Philharmoniker performance—led by Sir Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall.
Berliner Philharmoniker Cello Master Class: Debussy’s La Mer
Berliner Philharmoniker First Principal Cellist, Ludwig Quandt, coaches Henry Shapard on Debussy’s La Mer.

Richard Goode
Master Class

In March of 2015, Richard Goode explored Debussy’s Preludes with young pianists in a series of six master classes.
Richard Goode Master Class: Debussy “Ondine” from Préludes, Book II
Pianist Richard Goode coaches Leslie Cain on Claude Debussy’s “Ondine” from Préludes, Book II, in the Resnick Education Wing as part of Carnegie Hall’s Workshop and Master Class series.

Joyce DiDonato
Vocal Master Classes

In February of 2015, renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presented a series of three master classes focusing on opera arias.
Joyce DiDonato Master Class 2015: Day One, Opening Remarks
Renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents a series of three master classes that focus on opera arias.

Latin Jazz Traditions: Paquito D’Rivera Workshop

In May of 2014 Grammy Award–winning Latin jazz great Paquito D’Rivera teamed up with members of his ensemble to mentor young jazz musicians in a weeklong workshop.
Paquito D'Rivera Workshop: Culture and Musical Identity
Paquito D’Rivera and the members of his ensemble discuss the importance of having a musical identity, and how anyone can learn new cultural styles of music with hard work and dedication.

Lead support for workshops and master classes is provided by Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Evnin and A.E. Charitable Foundation.

Workshops and master classes are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari.

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