June AVS Greenroom

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June AVS Greenroom

Please join us for a very special AVS Greenroom featuring eminent recording artist and beloved teacher Yizhak Schotten! Hear about how he was discovered by Primrose and how he came to the US, his illustrious concert and recording career, and his incredible legacy as a pedagogue. This is sure to be fascinating and engaging event!

Sunday, June 25, 2023
8:00pm Eastern Time
Live via Zoom

Click here to register!

Each month, the AVS invites a notable violist into our virtual “greenroom” for an informal live discussion, with a Q&A opportunity for participants.  Our series is curated and hosted by Steven Tenenbom.

The AVS proudly provides this series free of charge to current members as a benefit of membership. As a gift to the viola community, admission to all of our summer AVS Greenroom events (June, July, and August) will be free to all.  Following the event, all registrants receive a link to the event recording to view at their convenience. Please join us!

About Yizhak Schotten:

Israeli-born violist Yizhak Schotten was discovered and brought to the United States by the renowned violist William Primrose. He studied with Primrose at Indiana University and the University of Southern California. Other studies were with Lillian Fuchs at the Manhattan School of Music. A feature article about Yizhak Schotten in STRAD Magazine called him “one of America’s finest viola players… a leading light of the U.S. viola establishment.” His solo appearances with orchestras in this country and abroad have included performances with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Schippers, Sergiu Commissiona, Joseph Swensen, Arthur Fiedler and others. He has concertized in Israel, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Holland, Austria, Mexico, England, Canada and throughout the United States. His solo recitals have included Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Merkin Hall in New York, Boston’s Jordan Hall, the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others.

As a member of the Trio d’Accordo, Yizhak Schotten won the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York, and the trio performed on many of this country’s prestigious concert series. He often collaborates with renowned musicians, and has appeared in chamber concerts at the Aspen Music Festival, Bargemusic in New York, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., at Symphony Hall in Boston, and the Concertgebouw in Holland. Mr. Schotten has also had numerous broadcasts on National Public Radio. He was the Artistic Director of the XIV International Viola Congress and has been a featured artist at six other International Congresses.

Read the full bio at www.yizhakschotten.com.