Thursday, January 26, 2012

Music students invited to participate in free master class

The Patel Conservatory Youth Orchestra (PCYO) will host a master class with violinist Leonid Yanovskiy on March 6, 2012. The class is free and open to the public, and all music students are invited to attend.
Yanovskiy is the Director of Strings at the University of West Florida and conductor of its University Orchestra.
“Any student in an orchestra or music program, including voice students, can learn something from this class,” said Patel Conservatory music chair Gregory Ruffer. “Regardless of the instrument they play, students can gain insight into performance techniques that are universal.”
Originally from Russia, Yanovskiy was violinist with the Moscow Concert Chamber Orchestra and principal violinist/guest soloist with the Chamber Orchestra Northern Crown, with which he toured extensively throughout the former Soviet Union.
He came to the United States in 1990 and received a doctorate from Rutgers University. He is concertmaster with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Pensacola Opera, and North Florida Symphony Orchestra; as well as violinist with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, NYC.
Prior to the master class, participants are invited to bring instruments and join in PCYO's open rehearsal for the Intermezzo Orchestra from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the Chamber Orchestra from 7 to 8 p.m.
The free master class begins at 8 p.m.
There are no prerequisites for participating in the master class or open rehearsals. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 813.222.1002 or visit

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