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October 1, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with ASTA-AZ, Violin360° is an event for high school violinists and their teachers that explores all things violin. Participants will have the opportunity to work and perform with guest violinist Mark Fewer, as well as Arizona’s own Danwen Jiang, Timothy Kantor, Katherine McLin, Shelley Rich, and Jonathan Swartz.  Sessions will examine violin technique for students and perspectives in pedagogy for teachers.

Mark Fewer – Violin

Known for his exceptional versatility, violinist Mark Fewer has been described as “genre-bending” (National Post), “intrepid” (Globe and Mail), “profound” (The WholeNote) and “freaky good” (The Gazette). His performance career has seen him tour worldwide in famous halls such as Wigmore, Carnegie, and Salle Pleyel, to smaller venues such as Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), Bartok House (Budapest) and The Forum (Taipei). He is a regular member of the Smithsonian Chamber Players (DC), where he performs on their priceless collection of decorated Stradivaris, and with whom he has made several critically acclaimed recordings.

Mr. Fewer was appointed William Dawson Scholar at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in September 2015, prior to which he was Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University, where he performed regularly as a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet. He is a Juno and Prix Opus winner, a popular host of CBC’s This is My Music, and is the subject of an episode of People Uncut on the Biography Channel.

Artistic Director

Jonathan Swartz

Artist Teachers

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Registration fee is waived for teachers with students participating.


8:30 Registration
9-9:50  Warm-up/technique class
10:00-10:40  Sectionals for students; pedagogy session for teachers
10:45-11:25  Technique sessions
11:30-12:15 Rehearsal with tutti
12:15-1:15  LUNCH (provided)
1:15-2:15  Master Class with Mark Fewer
2:30-3:10  Technique sessions
3:15-3:55  Sectionals for students; pedagogy session for teachers
4:00-4:45  Rehearsal with tutti
5-6pm PERFORMANCE (open to the public)


October 1, 2016
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


Arizona State University
50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States
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