Violin Master Class with Weigang Li

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Weigang Li.

Weigang Li is a founding member and first violinist of the Shanghai Quartet since 1983. In its 31th season, the Shanghai Quartet has performed well over 2000 concerts in 30 countries; recorded 34 CD albums, including 7-discs cycle of complete Beethoven string quartets on Camerata label.

Weigang Li is a violin professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey and Bard College Conservatory of Music in New York. He also holds the title of guest concert-master of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and guest professor at Shanghai Conservatory and Central Conservatory in Beijing. Mr. Li plays on the 1600 Giovanni Paolo Maggini violin (ex-Burmester), which is on a generous loan from Mr. Rin Kei Mei.

Everyone is welcome to attend our master class!

Part of the Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series.

To nominate a student for participation, click here. Auditions Sun, Apr 23. Nominations due Mar 23.

For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

12th Annual Piano Sale

More than 75 new and pre-owned pianos for sale at significantly reduced prices.

Labor Day Weekend
Friday, Sep 2 and Sunday, Sep 4, by appointment only
Monday, Sept 5, open to the public

At the beginning of each school year, the JCC Thurnauer School of Music receives new pianos from Forte Piano Music Co. of Paramus, NJ and their supplier, Kawai America, for our students and teachers to use throughout the year. In exchange, at the end of the school year these pianos and many others from Forte Piano's inventory are released for purchase to the public at significantly reduced prices at our annual sales event.


Available: Baby Grand | Grand | Concert Grand | Professional Upright | Studio | "Decorator" Vertical Player | Digital Kawai | Bosendorfer | Schimmel | Baldwin | Steinway | Knabe | Yamaha | Pearl River | Pramberger | Vogel | Roland | Piano Disc


All Kawai instruments carry a 10-year parts and labor transferable factory warranty.
All other brands carry their appropriate warranties.
On-site financing and delivery will be available.

For more info, call Vladimir Zaslavsky at 201.265.1212

Sep 2
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sep 5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Thurnauer Chamber Music Series: Postcard from the Old World

Join artistic director, violinist Sharon Roffman, and friends, for an evening of great music from central Europe, featuring works of Antonin Dvorak, Gideon Klein, Zoltan Kodaly, Hans Krasa, and Ernst von Dohnanyi. With guest artists, Dov Scheindlin, viola; Clancy Newman, cello; and Steven Beck, harmonium.

Violinist Sharon Roffman, prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Foundation International Competition, made her solo debut with the New Jersey Symphony in 1996. Since then, Ms. Roffman has forged a unique career distinguished by her versatility; she is equally sought after as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader and music educator.

Dov Scheindlin is a member and Artistic Director of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and an Associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He has been violist of the Arditti, Penderecki and Chester String Quartets.

Cellist Clancy Newman, first prize winner of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg International Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is both, a performer and a composer.

American pianist Steven Beck continues to garner impressive acclaim for his performances and recordings worldwide. Praised by the New Yorker as “one of the city’s finest young pianists”, a recent New York concert by Mr. Beck was described as “exemplary” and “deeply satisfying” by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times.

Series made possibly by a generous contribution from Eva Holzer and the Konikow Chamber Music Fund.

Sat, Jan 7
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Steven Masi Performs Schubert

Enjoy an evening of glorious music as faculty member, pianist Steven Masi, continues his exploration of the works of the great Franz Schubert. Joining him will be a guest violinist to be announced. Concert will be held in Eric Brown Theater.

Sat, Mar 11
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Guitar Master Class with Sharon Isbin

Gain insight into the music and the artistic process in this intimate, public coaching featuring Sharon Isbin.

Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Sharon Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time”. She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award, and the Munich, Toronto and Madrid international competitions. She has appeared as soloist with over 170 orchestras and has given sold-out performances in the world’s finest halls. She was featured as soloist on the GRAMMY nominated soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning The Departed. On September 11, 2002, Ms. Isbin performed at Ground Zero for the internationally televised memorial.

The entire community is welcome to attend our master class and we hope to see you there!

Part of the Beverly and Lewis Lauring Guitar Master Class series.

Participation open to pre-college students from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. To nominate a student, click here. Auditions: Mar 26. Nominations due: Feb 26.

Wed, Apr 26
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

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