OPEN INVITATION TO VIOLA DA GAMBA WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL

OPEN INVITATION TO VIOLA DA GAMBA WORKSHOP WITH JOHN MARK ROZENDAAL

Open to all whether you play the viol already or are just curious about the instrument.

John Mark Rozendaal, noted for his extraordinary abilities on both cello and viola da gamba, will be performing in Houston with his ensemble, Trio Settecento, on Friday May 4, 7:30 through Houston Early Music (more info at www.houstonearlymusic.org) In conjunction with his concert, Viols of Houston will be sponsoring a day of music-making with Mr. Rozendaal the next day, Saturday, May 5. Private lessons, a group class, and a performing masterclass are all in the offering.

The schedule for the day will be:

Morning – individual private lessons

1:00 – 2:30 PM – group session/technique workshop

2:30 – 2:45 – break

2:45 – 3:15 – masterclass

later afternoon – individual private lessons 

The location of the workshop will be St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77027 (note: the Friday concert is at a different location)

Participation and/or attendance in the group session and masterclass are free of charge to the public, sponsored by Viols of Houston. Individual lessons are $75/hour, to be paid directly to Mr. Rozendaal.

John Mark Rozendaal is a virtuoso viol player and cellist, with several CDs under his belt (the Simspon CD “Breaking the Ground” is extraordinary). He’s formerly of the Chicago area and is now NYC-based, where he has a sizable teaching studio (he wrote the famed “Viola da Gamba Dojo” pedagogy books). His ensemble with violinist Rachel Barton Pine and harpsichordist David Schrader is not to be missed. Learn more about Mr. Rozendaal at www.jmrozendaal.com

If you would like to participate in the group class; perform in the master class; or schedule an individual lesson, please contact Brady Lanier at bcello@juno.com

To participate in the Master Class, please send a brief statement as to why you would like to do so (some CV details would be helpful). Everyone is welcome to attend as a spectator.

We hope to see you there