United Messiah Methodist Church
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Tuesday, 11/17 5-7pm
Piano Accompaniment by Herb McQuay
Come out to support your colleagues from Violin Viola Masterclass! The four performers range from beginning to advanced, and will have 30min to perform their piece and work with Ms Ryan, (Philadelphia Orchestra Violist). A masterclass is a performance as well as an open lesson with a special guest artist. It is an opportunity for everyone to learn from each other in a performance setting. Bring your friends, family, church members, classmates, and anyone who loves music!
This is a semi-formal event, so please be respectful and wear something business casual.
Male performers should wear black/khaki slacks, a collared top and tie. Female performers should wear black/khaki slacks or long skirt with a blouse or long skirt.
Please bring snacks to share for the reception! Cookies, cupcakes, soda, chips, paper plates and cups, etc.
Assistant Principal Viola Kerri Ryan joined The Philadelphia Orchestra at the beginning of the 2007-08 season. She came to Philadelphia from the Minnesota Orchestra, where she was assistant principal viola for seven seasons. Following her graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music in 1998 she served as associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony. Ms. Ryan and her husband, violinist William Polk, are founding members of the award-winning Minneapolis Quartet.
In Philadelphia, while pursuing a violin performance degree at Curtis, Ms. Ryan began studying viola with Karen Tuttle. Ms. Ryan also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of its Young Artist Program. Her violin teachers include Lee Snyder, Jascha Brodsky, Rafael Druian, and Arnold Steinhardt.
Photo: William Schrickel
Photo and Bio from www.philorch.org 11/8/2015