Tafelmusik Guest Artist Masterclasses


Guest Artist Masterclasses

Tafelmusik’s series of public masterclasses for advanced students and professional players continues each season with classes in violin, viola, cello, winds (flute, oboe, bassoon), and voice. Vocalists and experienced players of period instruments will have the opportunity to work with our guest artists in public masterclasses and to see them in performance.
An application form for those interested in applying for a place in a masterclass can be found at the bottom of this page.
Entrance for auditors is free. Donations are much appreciated from those who are able to support this valuable artist training program. Suggested donation: $10 per class.
See below for details, biographies, and application deadlines.
Participant fee: $50 (includes masterclass and concert ticket). Space in each class is limited— please apply early.
Tafelmusik may be able to assist in finding accommodation for out-of-town participants.
Masterclasses from September to April are held at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON. Contact Caitlin Cross at mentors@tafelmusik.org or (416) 964-9562 x241 for more information.


Detailed Listings

Past Masterclasses
The 2016/17 season masterclass lineup included the following:
Elisa Citterio (Italy) Violin/Viola Sat, September 24 11 am–12:30 pm
Christophe Coin (France) Cello Sat, October 8 1–3 pm
Rodolfo Richter (Brazil/UK) Violin/Viola Sat, December 3 11 am – 1 pm
Peter Harvey (UK) Voice Sat, January 21 1–3 pm
Alfredo Bernardini (Italy) Winds Sat, April 8 1:30–3:30 pm
Joanne Lunn (UK) Voice Sat, May 6 1–3 pm
Elisa Citterio, violin/viola
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Masterclass: Unaccompanied baroque repertoire for violin and viola
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (at Koerner Hall)
Elisa Citterio, guest director 
Handel Water Music
Bach: Suite no. 4 in D Major, BWV 1069
Rameau: Les indes galantes: Les Sauvages – Tambourin – Chaconne
Handel: Water Music

Elisa Citterio studied violin and viola at the L. Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia, graduating with the highest honours. She studied baroque violin with Enrico Onofri, Luigi Mangiocavallo, and Chiara Banchini. She divides her artistic life between orchestral work (notably as concertmaster and soloist with the orchestra of the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, collaborating with the most important theatres of northern Italy) and a busy schedule as a chamber musician. She has recorded and toured with ensembles such as Dolce & Tempesta, Europa Galante, Accademia Bizantina, Accordone, Zefiro, La Venexiana, La Risonanza, Ensemble 415, Concerto Italiano, Orchestra del Monsalvat, and Il Giardino Armonico. Elisa collaborates closely with the harpsichordist Stefano Demicheli in duo, and with Stefano Montanari with their ensemble Estravagante. Since 2004 she has been a member of the Orchestra of La Scala in Milan. 
Christophe Coin, cello
Class & concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall

1–3 pm
Masterclass: Baroque or classical cello repertoire
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Christophe Coin, guest director & cello soloist

The Eloquent Cello
Dittersdorf: Symphony no. 4 in F Major, after Ovid Metamorphoses
Boccherini: Cello Concerto in D Major, G.483
CPE Bach: Symphony for strings in B Minor, Wq.182/5
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major

Acclaimed French cellist, gambist, and orchestral director Christophe Coin specializes in baroque and classical repertoire. He studied cello with André Navarra at the Conservatoire de Paris before going on to specialized studies with Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Vienna and Jordi Savall in Basel. He quickly established a solo career, and in 1984 founded l’Ensemble Mosaïques, and in 1987 le Quatuor Mosaïques. This period-instrument quartet specializes in classical music, with a particular interest in lesser-known composers. Their impressive discography includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Arriaga, Boccherini, Jadin, Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, as well as some modern works. Christophe’s own discography encompasses both solo and ensemble repertoire. From 1991 to 2012, Christophe Coin directed l’Ensemble baroque de Limoges. He teaches baroque cello and viola da gamba at his alma maters, the Conservatoire de Paris, and the Schola Cantorum in Basel.
SATURDAY, December 3, 2016
Rodolfo Richter, violin/viola
Class & concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall
11 am–1 pm
Masterclass: Violin & viola repertoire from baroque Italy
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Rodolfo Richter, guest director

A Grand Tour of Italy
Uccellini: Aria sopra “La Bergamesca”
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in C Major, from “La Cetra” (Cristina Zacharias, violin)
Legrenzi: Sonata prima a 4 violini & bc “La Cetra”
Valentini: Concerto grosso in A Minor, op. 7, no. 11
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G Minor, op. 6, no. 8
Castello: Sonata XV à 4
Bertali: Sonata in D Minor à 4
Lulli: Chaconne from Phaëton

British/Brazilian violinist Rodolfo Richter appears as soloist and director with, among others, Academia Montis Regalis (Italy), Bach Collegium San Diego (US), Barokkanerne (Norway), B'Rock (Belgium), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, English Concert, and Academy of Ancient Music (UK) in concert halls around the world. He is also very active as a chamber musician, and is a member of the acclaimed Palladian Ensemble. Recordings include Vivaldi solo concertos, Bach and Telemann triple concertos, Bach Brandenburg Concertos, and sonatas by Petersen, Tartini, Veracini, and Erlebach. Rodolfo teaches baroque violin at the Royal College of Music in London and is director of the Early Music Course and Festival at the Oficina de Música de Curitiba in Brazil.
Peter Harvey, voice
Application deadline: December 1, 2016
Class & concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall
1­–3 pm
Masterclass: Vocal repertoire from baroque Germany
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Peter Harvey, guest soloist
Intimate German Baroque
Biber: Fidicinium sacro-profanum no. 1 in B Minor          
Buxtehude:  “Mein Herz ist bereit”
Böddecker: Sonata sopra “La Monica” for dulcian & bc
J. Ch. Bach: Lamento “Wie bist du den, O Gott?”
Biber: Sonata no. 3 in F Major for violin & bc
J.S. Bach: Cantata 82 “Ich habe genug
British baritone Peter Harvey arrived at Magdalen College, Oxford to study French and German, and though he soon changed to music, his love of languages has remained at the heart of his singing. He went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music, where he won several international prizes. He has made over 100 recordings in repertoire spanning eight centuries, with an emphasis on baroque music. He works regularly with ensembles around the world: conductors with whom he has worked include Gardiner, McCreesh, Corboz, Fischer, Herreweghe, Leonhardt, Rousset, Davis, Christophers, Koopman, and Haitink. Peter performs regularly with Tafelmusik, and teaches at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Peter founded and directs the Magdalena Consort, which focuses on the vocal music of J.S. Bach; they have given performances in Spain, Germany, and the UK.
Alfredo Bernardini, flute/oboe/bassoon
Application deadline: March 8, 2017
Class & concert at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre: Jeanne Lamon Hall
1:30–3:30 pm
Masterclass: Baroque flute, oboe, & bassoon
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Alfredo & Cecilia, guest directors
Alfredo Bernardini, oboe soloists / Cecilia Bernardini, violin soloist
Bach: Keeping it in the family
J.S. Bach: Ouverture, after BWV 194/1
J.S. Bach: Violin concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
C.P.E. Bach: Oboe concerto in E-flat Major, H.468
W.F. Bach: Sinfonia in F Major, Fk.67
Telemann: Orchestral suite in D Minor, TWV 55:d3
Born in Rome in 1961, Alfredo Bernardini moved to The Netherlands in 1981 to specialize in baroque oboe and early music with, among others, Bruce Haynes and Ku Ebbinge, receiving a soloist diploma from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He has performed all over Europe, in Russia, the US, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Israel, South America, and Australia as a member of prestigious baroque ensembles such as Hesperion XX, Le Concert des Nations, La Petite Bande, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Freiburger Barockorchester, English Concert, Bach Collegium Japan, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, and others. He has participated in over 100 recordings. In 1989 he founded the ensemble ZEFIRO together with the brothers Paolo and Alberto Grazzi. As a director, he has worked with orchestras in Europe, Canada,  Australia, and with the European Union Baroque Orchestra. His research on the history of woodwind instruments has resulted in several articles published by important international magazines. He teaches baroque oboe at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Joanne Lunn, voice
Application deadline: April 6, 2017
1–3 pm
Masterclass: Baroque vocal repertoire
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre
8 pm
Concert: Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir (at Koerner Hall)
Joanne Lunn & Julia Doyle, soprano soloists
Mozart Mass in C Minor
Haydn: Symphony no. 98 in B-flat Major (Directed by Elisa Citterio)
Mozart: Mass in C Minor (Directed by Ivars Taurins)
Soprano Joanne Lunn is one of Britain’s leading baroque sopranos, in great demand throughout Europe. Her continued relationship with Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki) takes her to Japan and further afield regularly for both concert tours and recordings. Joanne also appears and records regularly with the Dunedin Consort (John Butt) as well as with Concerto Copenhagen, Tafelmusik, Cappella Amsterdam, Ensemble Pygmalion, and Knabenchor Hannover. Joanne has also appeared regularly in concert in Moscow as well as with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.