International Violin Soloist Giora Schmidt Comes to HSU to Give a Masterclass.

HSU students Charles Robinson, Thomas Roberts and Nick Williamson will be performing works of Chausson, Prokofiev, and Barber for public performance and instruction from Mr. Schmidt. This event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Schmidt has appeared in concert with eminent musicians including Yefim Bronfman, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Ralph Kirshbaum and Michael Tree.

He is a regular participant atthe Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and is a member of the Perlman/Schmidt/Bailey Trio. In 2000, Mr. Schmidt won First Prize in the Philadelphia Orchestra's Greenfield Competition and is the recipient of the 2003 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

In 2005, he won the Classical Recording Foundation's Samuel Sanders Award. On Saturday evening, Mr. Schmidt will be performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Abilene Philharmonic.

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