The violinists, who will be selected from local middle schools, high schools, MSU and the Bozeman Symphony, will perform works for Cárdenes and receive feedback from him. The public is invited to attend those open lessons, which are free as a result of sponsorship by the MSU School of Music.
Cárdenes will perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with the Bozeman Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 with his former student, Carrie Krause, who is the concert master of the Bozeman Symphony. For more information about the concert, go to http://www.bozemansymphony.org/subscription-concerts/2012/sinfonia-concertante/
Cárdenes is the Distinguished Professor of Violin Studies and the Dorothy Richard Starling/Alexander Speyer Jr. Endowed Chair at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music. He is the former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has been a teacher and performer for more than 35 years.
Cárdenes has given master classes regularly at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, the Manhattan School, Cleveland Institute, The Curtis Institute, as well as other major universities and conservatories in the U.S.
Since winning the Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Cárdenes has appeared as soloist with more than 100 orchestras on four continents. He has received numerous awards for his teaching, performances, recordings and humanitarian efforts.
Whitney Salo (406) 994-3562, firstname.lastname@example.org