Heiichiro Ohyama

High Desert Chamber Music Free Public Master Class with Celebrated Musician Heiichiro Ohyama

Open to Violists & Violinists in Central Oregon
The next concert in the 2015-16 High Desert Chamber Music season presented by Shevlin Dental Center will feature internationally renowned violist Heiichiro Ohyama and the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Chamber Players in our annual Valentine’s Day concert. This evening is brought to you by German Master Tech and will take place on Sunday, February 14, 8pm at the Tower Theatre.
While in Bend, Mr. Ohyama will be presenting a Master Class for violists and violinists. This event will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 13 at 2pm and is free and open to the public.
“One of my goals has been to present educational events in a public forum for the community. Master Classes are and exciting for all those involved – the student musician receives valuable insight and personalized instruction that they can apply to their studies, and the audience can learn and experience how the master’s advice improved or affected the student’s performance. I met Heiichiro Ohyama in my teens, and he had a direct and lasting impact on my development as a young musician. I am looking forward to providing some of our young students with
the opportunity to learn from such a master of his craft,” states Executive Director Isabelle Senger.
The depth and history of Mr. Ohyama’s influence and experience in the music world is expansive. His training includes studies on violin and viola with such luminaries as William Primrose, Josef Gingold, and Ruggiero Ricci. He is extremely well versed in string pedagogy, and has had a hand in training countless numbers of young students
who have moved on to successful professional careers.
Due to the exclusive nature of Mr. Ohyama’s visit to the United States and in order to benefit our local students, only those residing in Central Oregon will be eligible to perform in the class. There will be no cost to participate as a performer, or attend as a listener. In addition, all students who apply will receive complimentary admission to attend
the performance on Sunday evening.
Students interested in performing should contact HDCM for deadlines and further information and the intent to apply is requested as soon as possible.
High Desert Chamber Music’s mission is to bring world class chamber music and musicians to Central Oregon. Now in its eighth season, HDCM has presented a broad range of chamber groups, ranging from string trios to piano quintets. Tickets for all events are available through HDCM online, by phone, or in person at our office in Downtown.
HDCM 2015-2016 title sponsors include Shevlin Dental Center, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Lumbermens Insurance, Pine Tavern Restaurant, German Master Tech, Oregon Cultural Trust, KQAK radio and KBNW Radio.
Additional support provided by Hertz Car Sales of Bend, Tower Theatre Foundation, BendBroadband, and Creative Images of Life.
Concert General Admission – $48; Child/Student Tickets – $15
Tower Theatre – 835 NW Wall St.  Bend, OR 97703
541-306-3988 / info@highdesertchambermusic.com / 961 NW Brooks St. (Downtown Bend)

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