Roberto Díaz Viola Master Class
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:30pm
Beilin Han, piano
Internationally renowned violist Roberto Díaz is president and CEO of the Curtis Institute of Music. Formerly principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Symphony, Díaz has collaborated with such leading composers as Krzysztof Penderecki, Edison Denisov, Ricardo Lorenz, and Roberto Sierra, all of whom have written concertos for him. He also premiered Jennifer Higdon’s Viola Concerto with conductor Robert Spano and the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Díaz’s recordings on the Naxos label include the complete viola-piano works of Vieuxtemps, a Grammy-nominated disc of viola transcriptions by William Primrose, and the Brahms sonatas with pianist Jeremy Denk.Free Event
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.