2015 Festival - The New World

Public Masterclass with Mark Kosower, cello

Thursday, July 30 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Walter Hall

Free admission


Featuring 2015 Chamber Music Academy Fellows



The Chamber Music Institute for piano and strings welcomes individuals and pre-formed ensembles for intensive coaching sessions, rehearsals, and performances.  The focus is on learning through performance.  Fellows will perform alongside our guest artists as Mentors.  With enrolment limited to 18, participating Fellows work with distinguished international faculty in an intimate, collegial atmosphere.  Individual instrumentalists are placed in chamber groups with at least one artist Mentor per group.

Performance opportunities are paramount to this program and selected Fellows will have the opportunity to perform at outreach concerts in the community as well as at weekly Mentors & Fellows Concerts that are a part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival.


Mark Kosower is currently Principal Cello of the Cleveland Orchestra and is on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He additionally maintains a very active solo career appearing in the current and upcoming seasons with the Thailand Philharmonic as well as the symphony orchestras of Columbus, Dayton, Hawaii, Indianapolis, Silicon Valley, and Toledo, among others, in addition to his annual appearances with the Cleveland Orchestra. In April 2015 Mr. Kosower recorded the Victor Herbert Cello Concertos with JoAnn Falletta and the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast for Naxos. Recent festival appearances include the Eastern, Pacific, Santa Fe, and Steamboat Springs Strings music festivals. Previous international solo appearances include the Orchestre de Paris, the Bamberg Symphony, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra as well as the Detroit, Florida, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, Oregon, North Carolina, Phoenix, and Seattle symphony orchestras. He has appeared in recital on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Aspen Music Festival, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and in major cities throughout the United States and internationally. An Avery Fisher Career Grant winner, Mr. Kosower has recorded for Ambitus, Delos, Naxos, and VAI.

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