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Masterclass with Simone Porter, October 27

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Simone Porter

Simone Porter

The celebrated young violinist Simone Porter will be joining the Nashville Symphony this fall for two performances of Samuel Barber’s spectacular Violin Concerto under the direction of music director Giancarlo Guerrero on October 28 & 29.

We’re thrilled to announce that in addition to performing with the symphony, Simone Porter will hold a masterclass for pre-college violin on Thursday, October 27 from 7 – 8:30 pm on the stage of Laura Turner Hall at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Students, parents, and teachers are invited to make reservations and plan to attend this very special event – and violin students who have not yet graduated from high school are encouraged to submit an application to perform in the masterclass.

See below for details

Simone Porter, violin & Meng-Chieh Liu, piano: Caprice Viennois by Fritz Kreisler

From Simone’s Press Biography:

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound.  The Los Angeles Times, after referring to her as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’  She sounds ready. Now.” Her performances have been described as “bold” (The Seattle Times), “virtuosic” (The Times, London), and Ms. Porter herself has been praised as “a consummate chamber musician” (The Telegraph).

At 19 years of age, she has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with many renowned conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, David Robertson, and Donald Runnicles. Ms. Porter made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at age 13. In March 2015, Simone Porter was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.


Thursday, October 27 from 7 – 8:30 pm

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

FREE and open to the public – RSVP required

The Symphony will accept up to three advanced middle or high school students to perform for and receive instruction from violinist Simone Porter. Application forms are due September 30, 2016 and must include an online video audition. Applications will be accepted from September 1 – 30, 2016.

If playing with accompaniment, participants must provide their own accompanist.

Video your audition – playing the piece you wish to perform in the masterclass – and upload it to the internet on the platform of your choice (e.g. Youtube), then fill out the masterclass application, including a link to your video. Be certain to fill out the entire application! Incomplete applications will not be considered. Here is the link to the online application:

Simone Porter Masterclass Application

Attendance at this masterclass is FREE and open to the public.

To attend as an audience member, RSVP including your name and the number of members of your party attending to


Simon Porter, violin & Anton Smirnov, piano: Zapateado by Pablo de Sarasate

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