Philippe Muller Recital & Masterclass
Time & Location
About the Event
Please join us for a special cello recital & masterclass with Philippe Muller!
(The previously announced event with Astrid Schween is being rescheduled for next season)
The Kosciuszko Foundation (15 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065)
6:30 PM doors open for check-in
7:00 PM recital (Mr. Muller will perform the full Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 4 in Eb) followed by masterclass. The masterclass portion will include student performances of the Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major (1st movement), Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (Prelude) and the Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C Major (1st movement).
Wine, refreshments and socializing to follow
Come early - doors open at 6:30 pm - to enjoy a glass of wine and stay after to continue to socialize. Save the date and bring your friends to an evening of cello. Please RSVP below.
Free admission for VCS members / $20 for non-members.
Non-members can join or renew VCS annual membership for $40.
You can read more about Philippe Muller below:
Born in Alsace, Philippe Muller was raised in both the French and German musical traditions of that province. He has kept an open mind to different cultures and pursued a multi-faceted career, performing an extensive repertoire, not only as a soloist, but also as a member of various chamber music ensembles. In 1970, with Jacques Rouvier and Jean- Jacques Kantorow, he founded a piano trio that was particularly appreciated for its dynamism and homogeneity. His seven years working with the Ensemble Intercontemporain, founded in France by Pierre Boulez, enabled him to understand and manage the music of our time.
In 1979 he succeeded his master André Navarra as cello teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris. His more than three decades teaching at the Conservatoire allowed him to train an impressive number of young cellists. Many of them, such as Xavier Phillips and Gautier Capuçon, for example, now have remarkable individual careers.
Philippe Muller has been invited to give master classes in prestigious institutions around the world, particularly in Kyoto, Japan, where for twenty-two years he has been involved in an academy of french music. Many international festivals invite him regularly. He performs mostly in Europe, but also in Canada, the United States, Latin America, Japan, and Korea.
Mr. Muller’s extensive discography reflects his personality, presenting a range of works from Vivaldi, Beethoven, and Brahms to Fauré, Ravel, Martinu, Malec, and Merlet, not to mention the complete suites of J. S. Bach.
He plays a 1756 Gennaro Gagliano.