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Violin Group Class for All-State Excerpts

Tomás Cotik 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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Violin Group Class for All-State Excerpts
Violin Group Class for All-State Excerpts

Time & Location

Sep 16, 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. 

Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as "an excellent violinist," Tomas Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005. An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik has recorded fifteen CDs for Naxos and Centaur Records, which have received enthusiastic reviews from publications such as Gramophone, Fanfare, American Record Guide, Downbeat, and MusicWeb International. His latest Piazzolla CD on Naxos was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards and his new recording of Mozart’s complete sonatas has 2 Million streams on Spotify. Mr. Cotik was a rotating concertmaster with the New World Symphony and has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts across the globe as a member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets. He has worked closely with artists such as Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen and members of the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte, Vogler, Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion string quartets. Committed to passing on his passion for music, Dr. Tomas Cotik was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University in 2016. He previously taught at West Texas A&M University, Florida International University, and at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.


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