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Viola Group Class for All-State Excerpts

Arnaud Ghillebaert will lead an hour class on the two OMEA HS Orchestra audition excerpts, demonstrating bow-strokes, fingering options, and tips on dynamics/articulation/style.

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Viola Group Class for All-State Excerpts
Viola Group Class for All-State Excerpts

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Online instructional class

About the Event

Students will learn tips on how to prepare and play the audition materials for the OMEA All-State auditions.

This is NOT a masterclass.  Students will not be asked to play in front of the class.  Rather, they can set their microphones to 'mute' and try the tips the teacher is demonstrating in the comfort of their own home. 

Originally from Paris, Arnaud Ghillebaert has performed as an orchestra musician with The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields (Sir Neville Mariner) and the London Symphony Orchestra. He toured Europe for two summers with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the baton of Sir Colin Davis and Herbert Blomstedt in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London or the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, was a member of the New Haven Symphony (2015-2019) and plays with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in the summer since 2013 (Corrado Rovaris, musical director). A member of the Southbank Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in England for one year, he appeared in London’s National Theatre production of Tom Stoppard’s and Andre Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. A founding member of the Elsewhere Ensemble, in 2013 he created the role of the Shadow in His Majesty the Devil-a play with music. The show, inspired by Dostoyevsky, was performed at 59E59 Theaters in New York City, FringeNYC, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. A dedicated chamber musician, he was invited to perform at the Louis Moreau Institute in New Orleans and in the “Starry Nights” music series at the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University alongside Colin Carr, Eugene Drucker (Emerson String Quartet) and Nick Cords (Silkroad Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider). He received his Masters from the Royal College of Music in London and completed his Doctorate in Violin and Viola performance at Stony Brook University in 2016. He has been the viola instructor at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance (Eugene, OR) since Fall 2017. Since arriving in Oregon he has performed in the Oregon Bach Festival, is the principal violist of the Oregon Mozart Players, and has been playing concerts and performances with Chamber Music Amici, Microphilharmonic, Eugene Opera and with the Eugene Symphony (viola and violin section).


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