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ASTA of Oregon 3rd Biennial State Conference

October 5 & 6, 2019

Mr. Simon Fischer and Friends - October 5 & 6, 2019

American String Teachers Association of Oregon (OR-ASTA) and Pacific University (PU) are offering two separate but complementary professional development opportunities that feature legendary string pedagogue Mr. Simon Fischer.

October 5, 2019 | 9:00am to 4:00pm
Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR


Tomas Cotik | Portland State University | violin
Karen Davy | CA | viola
Joseph Dyving | WA | double bass
Simon Fischer | UK | violin
Hal Grossman | University of Oregon | violin
Mark Laycock | Wichita State University | conductor
Miranda Wilson | University of Idaho | cello


Ten Hours of Training with Simon Fischer
October 5th | 5:00pm to 8:00pm
October 6th | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR

Simon Fischer is recognised as having a place amongst the world’s elite teachers. Having studied in London with Yfrah Neaman, and in New York with Dorothy DeLay, Fischer’s approach unites the best elements of the French, Russian and American violin traditions.

He is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music. He has also held positions at three specialist music schools, the Yehudi Menuhin, Wells Cathedral and Purcell, For 15 years he was also a visiting professor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music.

Fischer’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. Having written for The Strad magazine from 1991-2014, his monthly articles attracted a worldwide following.

Published by Edition Peters, his technique books Basics and Practice, Scales and The Violin Lesson (translated variously into Korean, Italian, Japanese and German),  have become standards on many continents – as has his DVD The Secrets of Tone Production, His book and DVD Warming Up, was described by The Strad magazine as “23 pages of pure technical gold”.

In 2014 Simon Fischer was awarded the European String Teachers Association prize “In celebration of a lifetime contribution to String Teaching”.

In conjunction with his playing engagements he frequently gives masterclasses and workshops . Recent residencies have taken place in the USA, Holland, Italy, Norway, Ireland, Hong Kong, Germany and Australia. Simon Fischer plays a violin by Peter Guarnerius of Venice from c. 1732.

OR-ASTA Conference ONLY
ASTA members | $80

Non-ASTA members | $120
Students | $30

Simon Fischer Training ONLY 
Professional | $120
Student | $30

BOTH events combined
ASTA members | $100
Non-ASTA members |$140
Students | $50


Deadline for registration and payment is September 16, 2019


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