Doris Lederer, viola & Tom Shaw, cello Master Class

February 22, 2015 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music and the UVa Chamber Music Series are pleased to present a free master class by world-renowned musicians Doris Lederer, viola, and Tom Shaw, cello at 8pm on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Old Cabell Hall. UVa string students will be selected to present both solo music and chamber music for the class, but musicians of all sorts are invited to attend.  Members of the Audubon Quartet for over thirty years, Lederer and Shaw draw on their vast experience to elevate the performance of young musicians of all levels.

Doris Lederer, viola

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Doris Lederer has performed with the Marlboro Music Festival and toured with Music From Marlboro. She has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra, among others.

Ms. Lederer is currently on the faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine, NOI (National Orchestral Institute) and the Adult Chamber Music Week program at Interlochen. She has also served as faculty at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program in Idyllwild, California, and the Chautauqua Institution in New York, the International Festival at Round Top, Texas and The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, as well as the annual Audubon Quartet's Intensive String Quartet Seminars.

As a member of the Audubon Quartet since 1976, Ms. Lederer has performed extensively throughout the world and given master classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, the Oberlin Conservatory, the Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories, the Yale School of Music, The Chautauqua Institute, as well as the Audubon Quartet's annual String Quartet Seminar.

Born in Istanbul to European parents, Ms. Lederer grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she began her study of the viola at age nine with Vilem Sokol. She studied with Georges Janzer at Indiana University and subsequently attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, Felix Galimir and Mischa Schneider.

Ms. Lederer's four solo CD albums, entitled An English Fantasy for Viola and Harp, Music of Arnold Bax and York Bowen, The Passion of Bliss, Bowen and Bridge and Music by York Bowen, which features the Bowen Viola Concerto have been released by Centaur Records. She can also be heard on disc as a member of the Audubon Quartet on the RCA, Telarc, Centaur, Orion and Opus One labels.

Tom Shaw, cello

Clyde Thomas Shaw was a founding member of the Audubon String Quartet and has served as its cellist since 1974. During the last three decades, he has made approximately 2000 appearances worldwide as the cellist of the Audubon Quartet and has recorded for the RCA, Telarc, Centaur, CRI and Opus One recording companies. His appearances include featured performances on CBS Sunday Morning, Recitals at Alice Tully, Avery Fischer, Carnegie and Town Halls in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Curtis Hall in Philadelphia, Symphony Hall in Chicago, Wilshire Ebel Theater in Los Angeles, Wigmore Hall in London, Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Red Tower Theater in Beijing, Bavarian Radio in Munich, Swiss TV in Geneva, Tel Aviv Museum in Israel, several tours abroad for the United States Department of State, and performance at the White House.

This Master Class takes place in the acoustically remarkable Old Cabell Hall.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda.  (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

This event is supported by the Eleanor Shea Music Trust​.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176