Featured Guest Artists

Eugenia Zukerman
 flutist, writer, journalist
 Sunday, August 6, 2017
 Kennedy Center for
 Performing Arts
 http://www.kennedy-  center.org/calendar/event/RRXBD
 Flute Masterclass @ VCU
 Monday, August 7, 2017, 9 A.M.
 Singleton Center for Performing Arts
 Free Admission

 Hailed by The New Yorker as “the  beloved flutist, Eugenia Zukerman,”  Ms. Z is an internationally renowned  recitalist and soloist, who also  continues with a dramatic schedule  as a writer, artistic director, television journalist, educator and internet entrepreneur.

Early in her career, Ms. Zukerman won the Young Concert Artists Competition and made  her New York debut. As Artistic Director of the Vail Valley Music Festival from 1998  through 2010, she contributed impressively to its growth and development on national  and international levels. She is now Music Director of Clarion Concerts in Columbia  County’s Leaf Peeper Concerts.

An Emmy nominated arts correspondent for more than 350 profiles of artists, musicians,  theatre and dance on CBS TV NEWS’ SUNDAY MORNING, Ms. Zukerman has appeared  many other television programs, including PBS’s Charlie Rose Show, CBS Morning Show,  and NBC’s Today Show.

She has continued her role as an arts journalist by creating video blogs for music  conservatories and organizations, in partnership with MusicalAmerica.com. Noted  Endeavors, a new video blog, was launched by Ms. Zukerman and Dr. Emily Ondracek-  Peterson in September 2014.

Ms. Zukerman’s list of writing credits includes two novels, two non-fiction books,  screenplays, and articles and book reviews prominent newspapers and periodicals.

A Massachusetts native, Ms. Zukerman makes her home in New York City and in upstate  New York where she shares a small farm with her husband, broadcaster Richard Novik,  two horses, two dog and a crazy cat named Lulu.

Verona Quartet

String and Chamber Music Workshops with the Verona Quartet 

Thursday, August 3, 2017
from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Singleton Center for Performing Arts
Free admission

Recognized as “thoughtful, impressive musicians” (Cleveland Classical), the Verona Quartet is a winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, following in the footsteps of quartets such as the Alexander, Miami, Parker and Pacifica Quartets. Since their foundation, the Verona Quartet have set themselves apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music: “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America).

The Verona Quartet has performed across four continents in venues such as Wigmore Hall (London, UK), Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan), the National Theatre (Abu Dhabi, UAE), the Melbourne Recital Hall (Melbourne, Australia) and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). They have also appeared on both National Public Radio and PBS. The Verona Quartet have won top prizes at every competition in which they participated including the Wigmore Hall, Osaka, Melbourne and Chesapeake International Chamber Music Competitions as well as the Coleman and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competitions.

The Verona Quartet just completed their position as Graduate Resident String Quartet and Lisa Arnhold Fellows at The Juilliard School, where they worked closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. Previously they were the inaugural graduate quartet-in-residence at Indiana University, where they studied with the Pacifica Quartet, Atar Arad, Alexander Kerr and Eric Kim. They are currently on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy.