About this Event
100 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14605
Charles Castleman, perhaps the world’s most active performer/pedagogue on the violin, has been soloist with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Boston, Brisbane, Chicago, Hong Kong, Moscow, Mexico City, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Shanghai. Medalist at Tchaikovsky and Brussels, his self-learned Jongen Concerto is included in the CD set of the 17 best prize-winning performances of the Brussels competition’s 50-year history.
In 1975 he became Professor of Violin at Eastman, where he was chair of the Strings Department for eight years, retiring in 2015. Now professor of Violin at the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, Charles Castleman has conducted master-classes in Kiev, London, Montreux, Salzburg, Vienna, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto, Vancouver, and over 50 U.S. Universities. He is founder and director of THE CASTLEMAN QUARTET PROGRAM, in its 46th season, now at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia and Linfield College, an intensive and extensive workshop in solo and chamber performance. Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma have donated master-classes there, Mr. Ma praising it as, “the best program of its kind... a training ground in lifemanship.”