The Montclaire String Quartet, the resident chamber ensemble of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest artist recital and master classes at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Monday, Dec. 2. All events are free and open to the public.

The master classes will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in various locations at the Creative Arts Center.

The recital will be held that evening at 8:15 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

Members of the Montclaire String Quartet are Amelia Chan, first violin; Anton Shelepov, second violin; Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; and Andrea Di Gregorio, cello. All members serve as principal players of their respective sections in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

The schedule of master classes includes:

2:30-4 p.m.—Chamber Music Master Class with violinist Anton Shelepov, Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A)

3-4 p.m.—Violin Orchestral Excerpt Master Class with violinist Amelia Chan, Room 424A

3-4 p.m.—Viola Master Class with violist Bernard Di Gregorio, Room 215A

3-4 p.m.—Cello Master Class with cellist Andrea Di Gregorio, Room 440aA

For more than 20 years, the Montclaire String Quartet has served as the Quartet-in-Residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The quartet performs its own four-concert series in Charleston, as well as recitals around the state.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra presents more than 50 concerts annually to audiences throughout the Mountain State. The Symphony’s home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, W.Va.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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