2019-20 GMS Guest Artists and Master Classes Series

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Check back soon for the GMS Guest Artist schedule!

Distinguished guest artists come from throughout the world to give masterclasses at the Gifted Music School. Students are provided with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to observe, watch, and be inspired from leaders in their respective fields. Many of these classes are open to the public, and provide local teachers and students with an incredible learning opportunity. Past masterclass presenters and guest artists have included Midori (USC), Yovahed Kaplinsky (Juilliard), Sel Kardan (President, Colburn), Micah Yui (Colburn), Roberto Diaz (President, Curtis), Robert Lippsett, Wei He (San Francisco and Juilliard), Andres Cardenes (Carnegie Mellon), Arnold Steinhardt (Curti), Richard Aaron (Juilliard/Michigan), Leon Fleisher (Peabody), Joseph Silverstein, Yong-Hi Moon (Peabody), Craig Jessop (USU), Barlow Bradford (University of Utah), David Kim (Philadelphia Orchestra). 

2019-20 Season's Guest Artist and Master Classes

June 29, 2019   Daniel Rothmuller, cellist (USC Thornton School of Music)

TBD Dr. Koji Attwood, pianist (Gifted Music School - piano)

TBD Richard Aaron, cellist (Juilliard, University of Michigan, Aspen School)

March 8, 2020 Danielle Belen, violin (University of Michigan)

April 17, 2020 Roberto Diaz, Micah Yui, and Sel Kardan

March 20, 2020  Dr. Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe, pianist (Gifted Music School, Piano Chair)

November 8, 2020 April Clayton, flute (Gifted Music School - Woodwind Area Chair / Professor of Flute, BYU)


Past Guest Artists and Masterclasses


  • Sept. 17   Simon James, violinist (Manhattan School of Music)
  • Sept. 27   Konrad Binienda, pianist (Cleveland Institute of Music)
  • Oct. 7      Midori Goto, violinist (University of Southern California)
  • Dec. 10   Masao Kawasaki, violinist (Juilliard School)
  • Dec. 11   Pegsoon Whang, cellist (Curtis Institute of Music)
  • Jan. 12    Erin Nolan, violist (National Public Radio)
  • Jan. 15    Deborah Moench, violinist (Suzuki Violin Pedagogue)
  • Jan. 26    Clive Greensmith, cellist (Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule)
  • Feb. 1     Ian Swenson, violinist (Eastman School of Music)
  • Feb. 9     Roger Chase, violist (Royal College of Music)
  • Feb. 15   Albert Tiu, pianist (Julliard School)
  • Mar 8-9   Tom Rosenberg, cellist (Oberlin and the Eastman School of Music)
  • April 26  Laurie Smukler, violinist (Juilliard School)

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

  • Micah Yui, pianist (The Colburn School)
  • Midori Goto, violinist (University of Southern California)
  • Sel Kardan, violist (The Colburn School)
  • Wei He, violinist (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)
  • Sel Kardan, violist (The Colburn School)
  • Micah Yui, pianist (The Colburn School)

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013