Violin Master Class with Dr. David & Mrs. Linda Cerone

“A Masterclass combines the rigors of practice with the intensity of a performance.”

 David Cerone Mus.D, served as President of The Cleveland Institute of Music from 1985 to 2008.  He served on the faculty of the Oberlin College-Conservatory of Music for nine years, and for ten years was Chairman of the String Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, holding the distinguished Kulas Professorship in Violin. He founded the Cleveland Chamber Music Seminar in 1974 and served as its Director until 1981, when he moved to Philadelphia to accept the position of Chairman of the Violin Department at The Curtis Institute of Music. In 1985, with his wife, violinist Linda Sharon Cerone, he co-founded the ENCORE School for Strings in Hudson, Ohio, and has been a member of the faculty at the Heifetz Institute.
He made his Cleveland Orchestra solo debut in 1987 playing Chausson's Poème and Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with maestro Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor, and in October 1987, he world-premiered Donald Erb's View of Space and Time for violin and chamber ensemble, commissioned for him to celebrate the Michelson-Morley Centennial Celebration.
He began violin studies with his father and continued with Mischa Mischakoff, famed concertmaster of the NBC Symphony Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini and as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music with the renowned pedagogue Ivan Galamian.  He made his New York recital debut in Town Hall in 1967.
His extremely popular recordings of the Suzuki Violin Method Books I through IV are issued by Alfred Publishing. He also serves an Auxiliary Director of the International Board of the International Suzuki Association.
Dr. Cerone was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, in 2009 and received the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award in Music.
He is a past Board member of the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and is currently Chairman of the Artist Selection Committee for the Sarasota Concert Association’s Great Performers Series.
Mrs. Linda Cerone is a Professor Emeritas at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she served as a Professor of Conservatory Violin for 34 years as well as being Artistic Director of the Preparatory  Violin Department.
She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she was a student of Ivan Galamian.  Other teachers include violinist and conductor Paul Katz, Sylvia Rosenberg, Walter Levin of the La Salle Quartet as well as chamber music with  Jascha Brodsky, Josef Gingold, and Leonard Rose. She has appeared both in recital and as soloist with  orchestras throughout the U.S., including performances with Thor Johnson, Max Rudolf and Eugene  Ormandy.  Mrs. Cerone was principal second violin of the Dartmouth Festival Orchestra, served on the  faculty of the Oberlin College Conservatory, was professor of violin at the New School in Philadelphia and, for 19 summers was a member of the faculty at the Meadowmount School of Music.  
She was a co-founder of the ENCORE School for Strings, where she co-directed and served as faculty member for 24 years.  A participant in the St. Barts Music Festival, Mrs. Cerone has served as adjudicator and on the advisory  boards of national competitions.  Her former students hold important positions in orchestras throughout the world and enjoy successful careers in chamber ensembles and as touring soloists.  
Mrs. Cerone has recently joined the Board of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota and has been a faculty member at the Heifetz Institute since 2011.
Dr Cerone's and Mrs. Cerone's former students hold important positions in orchestras throughout the world and enjoy successful careers in chamber ensembles and as touring soloists.
SMC violin students performed pieces by  Max Bruch, Felix Mendelsohnn, J.S. Bach and C. Saint-Saens.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
2:00pm 4:00pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
1031 S. Euclid Ave.
Sarasota, FL