Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6 – 8pm
Senior LCMS students have the fantastic opportunity to learn from distinguished visiting faculty members from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Minna Chung, Professor of cello and Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski, Associate Professor of violin will be sharing their knowledge and insight in masterclasses on September 24 from 6-8pm at Langley Community Music School.
Following the masterclasses, Dr. Chung will present a workshop on string intonation and methods of tuning on September 24 from 8-9pm.
No registration is required, everyone is welcome and admission is free!
Korean-American cellist Minna Rose Chung, Associate Professor of Cello joined the Desautels Faculty of Music in 2008. Dr. Chung continues to enjoy an international career in all performance milieus, has taught master classes across four continents, and is a frequent guest artist at music festivals worldwide. After moving to Canada, Dr. Chung was quickly reviewed as “a bright light, her intelligent musicality and rich resonance a wonderful addition to any ensemble” (Winnipeg Free Press). In addition to academia, Dr. Chung regularly tours with her established Desautels Piano Trio and performs with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, “Canada’s tiny, perfect chamber orchestra” (Toronto Star).
Dr. Chung has recently published “CelloMind: Intonation and Technique”, a prominent cello method book co-authored with Hans Jorgen Jensen, Distinguished Cello Professor at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music.
Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski is an accomplished virtuosic violinist, pianist, arranger and music educator currently holding the position of Professor of Violin at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music. He has performed over 2000 concerts as a soloist nationally and internationally in symphonic, recital and chamber music performances. Dr. Pokhanovski is frequently invited and has adjudicated both strings and piano at music festivals all across Canada. He has also been invited as an adjudicator of the ENKOR international competition for violin, piano and chamber music. Dr. Pokhanovski is a Founder and Artistic Director of the “Oleg and Friends” concert series in Winnipeg. He performs solo and chamber works with university colleague and guest musicians, presenting 4-5 concerts a year.