Attend master class with pianist Julian Martin, Feb. 2

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

January 23, 2013

Julian Martin

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) ⎯ Julian Martin, distinguished pianist and Julliard School professor, is leading a master class series at EOU as part of a tour of Oregon colleges.

Tailored for piano teachers, this free professional development opportunity is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in Groth Recital Hall in Loso Hall, Room 126.

Students, faculty and community members are also invited to attend. An informal reception hosted by The Oregon Community Foundation will follow the class, providing an opportunity for audience members and EOU student performers to visit with Martin.

Martin has taught at the Oberlin Conservatory, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Julliard since 1999. In addition to giving master classes throughout the U.S., he has presented in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uruguay and Venezuela.

A native of Alabama, Martin first garnered global attention as winner of the Montevideo International Competition, and also received major prizes in the Casadeus/Ravel (now Cleveland International), Kapell and Bachauer competitions. In 1982, he was awarded the Collaborative Prize at The Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.

This master class is made possible through The Nellie Tholen Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation. OCF awards more than $65 million annually in grants and scholarships.

For more information contact Matt Cooper, EOU professor of music, at 541-962-3559 or mcooper@eou.edu.