The JCC Thurnauer School of Music at the JCC on the Palisades will host world-renowned cellist Paul Katz, a professor of cello at the New England Conservatory and founding member of the Cleveland Quartet, in a three-day residency. The program, from December 10 to 12, is on the “Art of Teaching and Performing” and includes a film screening, a master class, and a round-table discussion.
“Talent Has Hunger” will be screened on Sunday, December 10, at 7 p.m. The film features Mr. Katz and several of his Conservatory students. On Monday, December 11, at 4 p.m., Mr. Katz will teach a master class of pre-college students, selected by audition. The class is open to the public; admission is free.
On Tuesday, December 12 at 10 a.m., a round-table discussion on the “Art of Teaching” will feature Mr. Katz and members of the Thurnauer cello faculty. The class is open to the public; admission is free.
As cellist for the legendary Cleveland Quartet for 26 years, Mr. Katz made more than 70 recordings, received many distinctions including Best of the Year awards from Time Magazine and Stereo Review, 11 Grammy-Award nominations, and two Grammy Awards. The master class is presented as part of the Thurnauer School of Music’s Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Class series, and will be the 73rd master class offered at the Thurnauer school since 1996. Each has featured renowned artists, including violinist Itzhak Perlman and cellist Steven Isserlis. The series is funded by Drs. Joan and Alan Handler. For information, call (201) 408-1465.