An opportunity for Students to play for a Master Guest Teacher
February 8th, 2021 9:30AM-11AM On Zoom
This year we have our February Masterclass online, which means we have to record videos ahead of time. This will take some of the pressure off, and allow you to focus on the instruction from our guest artist.
Record your video. Use the best instrument you can, and the best filming method. Your teacher may be able to help you find a recently tuned piano and help you film. If using a phone or tablet, turn it sideways, and have it on a stable surface. Turn off or remove anything that might interfere with sound or distract (blinking lights, animals, air filters, fans).
Upload your video to YouTube and select "unlisted" in the privacy options, and send the link to email@example.com. You can also upload your video to google drive and share it with firstname.lastname@example.org if you want us to upload it for you.
Be present, by a keyboard or piano, WITH A PENCIL and ready to work on your piece on Februray 8th, 9:30AM-11AM. The Zoom link will be emailed to you!
Guest Artist Jasmin Arakawa
Hailed by Gramophone for her ‘characterful sparkle’, Jasmin Arakawa has performed widely in North America, Central and South America, Europe, China and Japan. A prizewinner of the Jean Françaix International Music Competition, she has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris and Victoria Hall in Geneva, as well as in broadcasts of the BBC and Radio France. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Philips Symfonie Orkest in Amsterdam, Orquestra Sinfonica de Piracicaba in Brazil, and numerous orchestras in the United States and her native Japan.
Arakawa is a graduate of Tokyo University of the Arts, and holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Emile Naoumoff, the last protégé of Nadia Boulanger. A recipient of the 2016 Steinway Top Teacher Award, Arakawa has given master classes at China Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Peru, Instituto Baccarelli in Brazil, and numerous universities in North America and Europe. A sought-after adjudicator, Arakawa has served on the juries of international and national competitions, including the International Chopin Piano Competition for Latin American Pianists in Peru, and New Orleans Piano Institute Competition. Jasmin Arakawa is Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at the University of Florida, as well as Director of the UF International Piano Festival.